READ: Isaiah 43:1-7



“So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God.”  Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)



Most people feel that the most beautiful words ever spoken are, “I love you”; but a close second are these: “I’ll be there.”  In the everyday problems of life, we surely want to hear them from the plumber when the sink is clogged and/or the sewer has backed up or from the service station mechanic when our auto refuses to start.  Living in an area of the country where “manana” is a frequent response, it is not only reassuring to hear a commitment but also to be able to trust that it will be translated into reality.    Everyday we face situations in which we cannot bear to be alone.  We want to hear the words; “I’ll be there” from our friend in our hour of need. 


Although the serviceman might break the appointment or unexpected events will delay or cancel our friend’s visit, we can have confidence that we will not be left alone.  We have His promise, “Never will I leave you, and never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)  The problems may seem hopeless and the shadows may loom large, but we have His pledge that He will be there, all we need to do is ask!  We do not have to go it alone; God will be there without fail.