February 7, 2024
“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.”
Isaiah 12:2 NASB
Reading Isaiah 12:2 prompted a study of how “Behold” is used. Overwhelmingly it means to draw significant attention to what follows. “Behold” should act like a giant flashing sign for us signaling that what comes next is extremely important. So, we look and see that it is extremely important for us to know and live like “God is my salvation.” Isaiah’s readers could have confidence in a time when other empires were a threat to them that no matter what was to pass, God would deliver them. They would not need to be fearful but could trust in the Lord to be their strength.
Without any question, God is still our salvation. What a comfort to know this. As in Isaiah’s time, our world today can also feel unpredictable and out of control, but believers need to be steadfast in proclaiming that we will trust in the Lord, and we will not be afraid. No matter the circumstances, believers should not walk through life in fear and dread, but we should navigate life with confidence and trust that God will always deliver us. Knowing this prompts us to be faithful during challenging times.
If you are caught up in fear, God is your salvation. Whatever your circumstances, a disappointing medical diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, a troubled marriage, a wayward child, financial hardships, the list is endless, just trust in the Lord. He is your strength and your song.
What makes you fearful today?
What do you need to do to put your fears aside and trust God?
How can you demonstrate to the world around you that you believe that God is salvation?
Dear Lord, You are my salvation. Help me to not be fearful but to trust you in every area of my life. Thank you for being the strength I need to be your faithful follower. May the world around me be directed to you by my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.