Isaiah 43, Fear Not

It came to me at the perfect time. I had been working really hard on a project and seeing little to no return. The doubt began to creep in. That’s the thing, the egoic mind likes it when you are vulnerable. And I felt vulnerable alright.

Here I was on the Beltway, heading to a meeting. I switched lanes and noticed a white minivan with a license plate that read, Isaiah 43.

But I was lost in thought. Worry had taken root. Should I try to change strategies with this  project? What if that doesn’t work? Maybe I should…what if I could? This project is just…too much. What was I thinking? 

On and on my mind rambled. Then that white minivan found it’s way back to me, in front of me this time. Isaiah 43. Traffic began to slow until eventually we were at a dead stop now. All I could focus on was the license plate.

Funny, my mind began to calm down and I couldn’t wait to get to my destination so I could look up Isaiah 43.

So in the parking lot of my meeting, I turn on my iPhone and look it up at Bible Gateway. The first words I see are “Fear not for have I redeemed you.” I finish reading Isaiah 43 in its entirety.  I feel relieved, happy even.

Thank you, I say. Thank you, God for this love and comfort.

Here is an excerpt from Isaiah 43:

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers , they will not sweep over you.”

That project was a smashing success, I might add. The only bump in the road was this one on the Beltway.

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