Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10
This chapter begins by establishing the supremacy of God over everyone and all handcrafted gods. It depicts God as all-powerful and the only source of human sustenance and, therefore, an indispensable necessity for man’s existence. It was literally no contest at all; God is all-mighty, all-powerful, and self-existing. Therefore, He is the limitless God who takes decisions and swears by His name.
What encouragement and promises! What an assurance of faith from God to you!!
If the Almighty, who is the Sovereign God, said, “Don’t be afraid,” what in the universe can terrify you? It is sinful to do and be the opposite of what God has said. Moreover, no matter how soft or calm, God’s words are absolute commands to be obeyed without question. If God said it, then I must do it – that is the attitude of those who excel through God.
God, the invincible, commits Himself to you with these statements. He declares that He is with you. By so doing, He has made Himself close like a friend or an assistant. He proclaims Himself as your God, thus giving you the right to access Him whenever. That is the righteousness of God.
Don’t be scared. Don’t be ashamed, either. God has committed Himself to make you strong. Wow! Imagine how strong you will be if God makes you strong. And He is doing that right now.
Isaiah 41: 10 is then soothing to every believer and promises that the all-powerful God is with us and for us. The title ‘God’ signifies One with authority and supremacy over something or someone. And this verse personalizes God and His place in the believer’s life.
And because we know that He is all-powerful and self-sufficient, we can have complete faith in His promise to strengthen us through dark and troubling situations, and we can believe in Him to uphold us with the right hand of His righteousness. It is in the character of God to take His promises seriously, and although His authority is unchallenged, we as believers can trust in the integrity of His word, as He honors His word above His name.
Isaiah 41:10 bellies the greatest promise that a believer can have, and we have the fulfillment of this scripture in the person of the Holy Spirit that guides our daily lives and living by living with us, in us, and through us. And although this scripture is thousands of years old, it is still the reality for everyone that has found their way to Jesus.
Furthermore, God has committed to helping you. Can a person supported by God fall to defeat or fail? You cannot lose or be unsuccessful. That negative is impossible to you because God is aiding your moves.
Finally, God has promised to uphold you with the right hand of His righteousness. That means that God will keep doing all the right things at all the right times. In addition, God will make even the wrong things and mistakes work wonderfully for you.
Heavenly Father, rooted in the promise of Isaiah 41:10, we come before You. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Lord, in moments of doubt and uncertainty, remind us of Your unwavering presence.
When fear attempts to grip our hearts, let Your words resonate within us, assuring us of Your strength and support. May we always find comfort in Your promise, knowing that You are our God, our protector, and our sustainer.
Uphold us, O Lord, with Your mighty hand, and let our faith in You remain unshaken. In Jesus’ name, we pray.