“Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.” Isaiah 51:11 (KJV)
When God says I will help you, that is heavy. Sometimes, you look at yourself and one of the things the devil does is to make you feel inadequate. Do you think that God doesn’t know that you are inadequate? You are telling Him what He already knows about you, and yet He says you are mine. Think of it! You messed up, yet He says, you are mine. You still belong to Him. He chose to be your redeemer. You didn’t choose Him. He chose you.
You see, the life of a believer is a life of victory. It is from victory to victory. No defeat. The fact that you are on the floor does not mean you are defeated. No! You cannot be defeated. Why? There is a bounce back mechanism that God put inside you. That means you are going to bounce back. No matter what, the redeemed of the Lord will always bounce back. There is nothing like fatal failure for the redeemed. Why? Our Redeemer is strong. The redeemed of the Lord always comes back. They always return. There is nothing like, he is lost in oblivion. No! He will always return. People may say; let me see what becomes of you, suddenly they will see you coming back in glory.
God says: “… 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.” (Isaiah 43:1-2 NKJV)
You may not know how to swim, but somehow the sustaining hands of God will keep you through that storm. You will float in the waters of life. The fire of affliction will not consume you. Your Redeemer will bring you out. Your Redeemer will deliver you and cause you to bounce back.
Further reading: Isaiah 43:1-12, 51:11
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 24-26; Evening- 1 Peter 2