Fear thou not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; Yes!, I will help you; Yes! I will uphold you with The right Hand of my righteousness. Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with you shall perish. Isaiah 41:10-11
The promise God gives His people here is extremely powerful and incredibly encouraging. If we apply this promise to our own lives, we can take heart. God has our back! No matter what our enemies have in store for us (and believe it: if you serve the cause of Christ, you do have enemies!) God has it covered. He tells us not to fear or be anxious because He holds us in his “righteous right hand.” We are protected by His power and His might. Not only will He protect us, but He will punish those who come against us. They will be “shamed” and “dishonored” and will eventually perish. They will come looking to fight us, but they will not find us because God has taken care of the matter. How can we not serve such an awesome and mighty God?
And we pray:
Lord, You are my strong tower and my defender. You have been faithful to vindicate me against all who come against me. I have seen those who sought to destroy me “shamed” and “dishonored” so I know that You keep Your promises. I can never fully thank You for protecting and keeping me. You have held me in Your righteous right hand and kept me safe. I will serve You all the days of my life. Amen.