Isaiah 43:1-4

This has become one of my favorite scriptures and a dear pastor friend of mine recently spoke this to me. Every time the scripture says Jacob or Isreal, he replaced it with my name. Try this and read it many times with your name in the blank. “But now, O _____, listen to the Lord who created you. O ______, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom;    I gave Ethiopia[a] and Seba in your place. Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you”. God truly does love ya 😉