Read Isaiah 44:6-8
44:6 Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.
44:7 Who is like me? Let them proclaim it, let them declare and set it forth before me. Who has announced from of old the things to come? Let them tell us what is yet to be.
44:8 Do not fear, or be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? You are my witnesses! Is there any god besides me? There is no other rock; I know not one.
Much of Isaiah speaks of the exile that Israel experienced and anticipated their return. When people had lost hope - God promised restoration. Readers of this section would know that God's promises had come true and they had returned from exile.
Verse 8 - "Do not fear, or be afraid..." is a reminder to us to have confidence. To remember: "God's got this."
Help me to hear you say: "I've got this."
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