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Divine Note #45 - Comfort for my people from the Book of Isaiah


The message for you is to remember that God has your back no matter what is happening in your world, but you must have faith and trust him. He is a God of love and comfort. Look to him for answers to your life. This is what the Bible says you can have.

Remember that you can choose to hang on to his hand and ask him to help you. He does not want you to be afraid.
Isaiah 41:13 For I hold you by your right hand—I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.'

Whenever you need comfort, talk to God instead of taking that drink, eating extra food, shopping, taking a drug or asking for advice from folks who may not know his heart. God knows you because he made you.
Isaiah 46:4 (NCV) Even when you are old, I will be the same. Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I made you and will take care of you. I will carry you and save you.

When things feel bleak, do not get discouraged – take his hand. Ask God to help you make it through your situation.
Isaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.


Try singing praises and worshipping your God during your despair. You will feel so much better!
Isaiah 42:10 (NLT) Sing a new song to the Lord! Sing his praises from the ends of the earth!

Many of our problems occur when we keep going back and rehashing, talking about and reliving the past. God wants you to leave the past behind!
Isaiah 43:18-19 (CEV) Forget the Past The LORD said 18 Forget what happened long ago! Don't think about the past. 19 I am creating something new. There it is! Do you see it?

When you trust God, you get the strength you need to live your life.
 Isaiah 40:31 (NLT) But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.


This note was written days before the horrific earthquake in Haiti.
Isaiah 54:10 (NLT) “For the mountains may depart and the hills disappear, but even then I will remain loyal to you. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the LORD who has mercy on you.

God is a God of mercy, love and kindness. He is waiting for his people to reach out to him. It is during these times that we need to remember that he is in control, but he will not control us.
Get your strength and comfort from God and then move to help those who need faith.

Blessings and Big God Hugs,
Blanca







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Comfort

Psalm 119:76 Comfort me with your love, as you promised me, your servant.
Job 4:4 Your words have comforted those who fell, and you have strengthened those who could not stand.
Strength

Psalm 18:1 I love you, LORD. You give me strength.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Psalm 118:14 The Lord gives me strength and a song. He has saved me.
Isaiah 40:29 The LORD gives strength to those who are weary.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your shelter, and his everlasting arms support you.
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