Ten Promises From God To His Troubled Saints
Isaiah 43:1 But now this saith the LORD thst created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
Isaiah 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Isaiah 43:3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
Isaiah 43:4 Since thou wast peecious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
Isaiah 43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed feom the east, and gatherer thee from the west;
Isaiah 43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Child of God, your afflictions in this world may be many, heavy, and long, but they will never destroy, or even harm you. Therefore the LORD your God says, Then He gives you these ten, blessed promises to silence your fears.
1. “I have redeemed thee!”
Christ has redeemed you by the price of His blood and the power of His Grace. If He has redeemed you, nothing and no one can harm you.
2. “I have called thee by thy name!”
All whom He has redeemed are called, called with an effectual, irresistible, personal call. This is efficacious Grace!
3. “Thou art mine!”
What a blessed word of Grace! You belong to God as His peculiar possession, His new creation. That means you are under His protection and provision.
4. “I will be with thee!”
Wherever God by His providence puts you, He will be with you in sympathy and in power to take care of you.
5. “I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel!”
The Almighty God, the Holy One, who is always faithful and true, is as much your property as you are His property, because He has given Himself to you.
6. “I am thy Saviour!”
When He says, “I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee,” our LORD is saying, “I have bought you at such a price that I cannot afford to lose you.”
7. “Thou art Precious in my sight!”
You are God’s treasure, His jewel. Though despised by men, if you are a believer, you are precious to God!
8. “Thou hast been honorable?”
You are not honorable by nature, nor by any of your deeds, but God by His Grace has made you honorable. He has washed away your sin by the blood of Christ and robed you with His perfect righteousness.
9. “I have loved thee!”
Let men talk all they please about a useless, universal love, this is special love! God so loves His own elect that He will sacrifice men and nations for them!
10. “I have created (you) for my Glory!”
The very Glory of the triune God is wrapped up in the Salvation of His people. He will either save everyone of the chosen seed, all who are called by His name, and save them from all evil, or He will lose His Glory; and that cannot be!