Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ” Isaiah 12:2
I read this with some envy and even a little shame. Yes, I know God is my Salvation and strength. Yes, I trust Him, but just not nearly as much as I’d like. Things continue to get rough, and I find myself looking to find some way to change my circumstances.
The thought struck me that I might possibly be acting like the Children of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness. They went through some pretty harsh conditions; extreme thirst, hunger, the giants of Canaan, and more. I honestly understand their not always being very happy about things since leaving Egypt. But they were not justified; God was with them at all times, both visibly and in action.
Here I am going through trials and harsh times, but God did rescue me from worse times. God has blessed me in many ways even though my endurance is waning.
Like everyone else, I just want to live my life and have some degree of comfort. But this world is no longer for our comfort ever since Adam and Eve let Satan in the front door. Comfort is for eternity after living this life in faith and trust.
I really do need to learn to trust and not be afraid. I really do need to let God be my Strength…and my Salvation!