God is Good

“Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying, “GOD has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? GOD doesn’t come and go.

God lasts.

He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.

And he knows everything, inside and out.

He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts.

For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.”

(Isaiah 40:27–31, The Message)

God my redeemer

 

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“But for now, dear servant Jacob, listen—

    yes, you, Israel, my personal choice.

God who made you has something to say to you;

    the God who formed you in the womb wants to help you.

Don’t be afraid, dear servant Jacob,

    Jeshurun, the one I chose.

For I will pour water on the thirsty ground

    and send streams coursing through the parched earth.

I will pour my Spirit into your descendants

    and my blessing on your children.

They shall sprout like grass on the prairie,

    like willows alongside creeks.

This one will say, ‘I am God’s,’

    and another will go by the name Jacob;

That one will write on his hand ‘God’s property’—

    and be proud to be called Israel.”

God, King of Israel,

    your Redeemer, God-of-the-Angel-Armies, says:

“I’m first, I’m last, and everything in between.

    I’m the only God there is.

Who compares with me?

    Speak up. See if you measure up.

From the beginning, who else has always announced what’s coming?

    So what is coming next? Anybody want to venture a try?

Don’t be afraid, and don’t worry:

    Haven’t I always kept you informed, told you what was going on?

You’re my eyewitnesses:

    Have you ever come across a God, a real God, other than me?

    There’s no Rock like me that I know of.”

Isaiah 44 (MSG)

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