1 But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you. 3 For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Isaiah 43:1-3 (New Living Translation – The Bible)
Hopefully, this is something we can all take to heart, especially for those of us who might be in need of a little pick-me-up, even as the year draws to a close and a whole new chapter is about to unfold.
We may not know what the future, with all its uncertainties, will hold for us, but perhaps what is more essential is knowing who holds our future.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.