God is My Salvation

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation
[slideshow_deploy id=’4358′] Isaiah 12:2 is a precious verse to me.

Behold, God is my salvation;

I will trust, and not be afraid:

for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song;

he also is become my salvation

 

 Comforting

This verse is one of those comforting and comfortable verses that I’ve used and reused.

One of those verses that Holy Spirit has whispered

and I’ve declared and encouraged myself with. It is one of those life verses that has carried me through some tough times.

 Have you ever chewed on a verse?

One day as I was chewing this verse; sorta like the way my Grandkids chew on a fried chicken drumstick. You know what I mean, sucking the last little tidbit of juicy chicken, then licking greasy fingers to get every drop of goodness out of it! While I was doing that, I saw something that puzzled me.

 

In the King James Version, the verse starts off with the declaration “God is my salvation.” And it ends with “he also is become my salvation.” It seemed to me that the verse was out of order. I thought the last part of the verse, “is become my salvation,” should have been first, then followed by “God is my salvation.”

 

I shared my confusion

with Wayne, (If you follow me, you know Wayne is that awesome, precious, good-looking man that God has given me to share life with! Don’t even get me started on how awesome he is or how much I love that man!)

 

Wayne explained to me that the verse was in perfect order, (of course it was).

He illustrated, “ If you got caught in an undertow and didn’t have the strength to swim to the shore and I suddenly realized you were drowning, I would throw you a life preserver. He explained that the life preserver would be my salvation! It could save me from drowning.

 

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation

Yet that life preserver would not “become” my salvation until I grabbed hold of it!

 

There is no doubt that God is our salvation.

Jesus came to save us from sin, and He also purchased our peace, our wholeness. That means nothing broken, nothing missing. But He doesn’t become our salvation, our healer, our peace until we take hold of His promise by faith.

 

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

 

We must respond to God’s Word by gripping  the promise.

 

We must believe the promise enough to act on it.

Mental assent is not enough. Yes, it is a starting point, but moving off the starting line does not win the game.

 

Are you in a pit of discouragement? God is your salvation.

Are you anxious? God is your salvation.

Are you depressed? God is your salvation.

Are you lonely? God is your salvation.

Do you have needs? God is your salvation.

Wherever you find yourself…God is YOUR salvation.

Seize the promise.

How?

  • Pray it.
  • Ask for it.
  • Declare it.
  • Believe it.
  • Expect it.
  • Look for it.

 

Keep believing, even if it doesn’t come ASAYWI. (As Soon As You Want It!)

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  1. Opal Mahaffey says:

    Pat this is so true, God is there all we have to do is take hold. He walks with us, he listens he is always with us we have to have faith and believe. I have been through some storms over the years but the last 7-8 years have been tough but I needed him because no one or nothing else could fill the void the hurt, the depression I was going through but once I knew I needed God in my life without him I don’t know how I would be doing today. Oh I have some of those days but I reach out for my God and he is there for me. Love you Sister Pat thank you for your love and your kindness. I miss you and Wayne so hurry back home…… God Bless you both!

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