"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, forI am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isa 41:10). "'For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,' declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel" (Isa 41:13-14).
Theme: Fear paralyzes. God empowers.
Recap: What can we learn from last week's sermon, People Who Fly? (Isa 40:31) What does it mean to wait, trust and hope in the Lord? These are some thoughts and reflections regarding WAITING on the Lord:
- There is NO QUICK FIX, yet we never become stale, stagnent, staggering, sick or stuck.
- There is freedom and quiet confidence, whether we are flying, running or walking. "It's easy to fly with the eagles. It's easy to run with the champions. But to walk with the turkeys is hard!"
- There is security and stability.
- LET GOD BE GOD and not play God over our lives and the lives of others.