1 But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; have
summoned you by name; you are mine.2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;and when you pass through the rivers, they will not
sweep over you.When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy
One of Israel, your Savior;I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in
your stead.4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because
I love you,I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for
your life.5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children
from the east and gather you from the west.6 I will say to the north, ‘Give
them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’Bring my sons from
afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—7 everyone who is
called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and
1. Silence – Read/Listen – Meditate – Pray – Contemplate
2. What is the word or phrase that touches you today as you read and
meditate on this passage? What is your emotion as you read this
word or phrase? How is that related to your current situation? What
does God tell you to do?
3. On what base do you base your sense of self-worth? How do you
feel about being the object of the loving statement in this passage?
4. What does it mean for you to be created by God and for His glory?
5. Allow the words of verse 2 to be a personal encouragement to you
from the Lord as you go to him in prayer.
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.