This morning, I’m in Isaiah, a book that is filled with truths about who God is and how he pursues us. This particular passage shows me what comfort I should have in reflecting on the power of who God is.
I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man that is made like grass, and have forgotten the Lord, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day because of the wrath of the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy? And where is the wrath of the oppressor? He who is bowed down shall speedily be released; he shall not die and go down to the pit, neither shall his bread be lacking.
I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar – the Lord of hosts is his name. And I have put my words in our mouth and covered you in the shadow of my hand, establishing the heavens and laying the foundations of the earth and saying to Zion, “You are my people”. — Isaiah 51:12-16