Father, thank You that Your story for us is all about rescue and redemption.
For each one who is needing rescue today, help them to see Your hand and know Your heart.
Sometimes we can’t see You or sense Your presence. Help us remain faithful to You, believing You are always faithful to us.
Show Yourself strong in our struggles, and be our ever-present help in time of trouble.
Father, we remember the victims of human trafficking. We know You see them. We know You know their names.
Please, in some way even now protect them, and help us to find them and bring them home.
May You always be praised!
In the name of Jesus,
We all need rescue.
Some days we wake up and feel that we are on top of the mountain, strong in the Lord in every way. We can be grateful for those days.
But there are many days we wake up in the middle of the battle. Or we feel completely lost, not knowing where we are or which way to turn for help.
This is not what our Father intends for us. He wants us to know that He sees us, He knows where we are and what we’re going through, and when necessary, He is there to rescue us.
The words of God in Isaiah 43 reveal the Father’s heart for us. They are words of hope that can carry us through any storm and every battle.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”
“Fear not” – no better words for times such as these.
“I have redeemed you” – notice who is doing the saving here. It is not us, but the Father who brings us home.
“I have called you by name” – He knows us, He knows you! Think about that! Don’t skip over it. Let it sink in until you know it and believe it deeply: the God of the universe knows your name. And not only does He know your name, He speaks your name. He calls out to you – you!
“You are mine” – think about the safety, the security that results from being His very own. We have a Good Shepherd who is aware of every one of His sheep and has given His all to save each one.
No matter what circumstance you are in today, God is with you and will protect you. Whether it’s flood or fire, whether it’s sickness or oppression – regardless of the storm, your Father is with you, and always will be.
Jesus said “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Our worship song today is “Rescue” by Lauren Daigle. As you listen and worship, think about these things:
From what has God already rescued you? Thank Him!
From what do you need rescue today? Ask Him!
Who do you know that needs His rescue today? Intercede for them!