Tuesday, May 25, 2010

do you guys just not need the encouragement?? no comments on the motherhood series??
hmm. maybe God just had me read that for me...:) 
Here is more encouragement. Its from Isaiah 43
 1 But now, this is what the LORD says— 
       he who created you, O Jacob, 
       he who formed you, O Israel: 
       "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; 
       I 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...

10 "You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, 

       "and my servant whom I have chosen, 
       so that you may know and believe me 
       and understand that I am he. 
       Before me no god was formed, 
       nor will there be one after me.

 11 I, even I, am the LORD, 
       and apart from me there is no savior.

 12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— 
       I, and not some foreign god among you. 
       You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.

 13 Yes, and from ancient days I am he. 
       No one can deliver out of my hand. 
       When I act, who can reverse it?

"See, I am doing a new thing! 

       Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? 
       I am making a way in the desert 
       and streams in the wasteland.The wild animals honor me, 

       the jackals and the owls, 
       because I provide water in the desert 
       and streams in the wasteland, 
       to give drink to my people, my chosen,

 21 the people I formed for myself 
       that they may proclaim my praise...

"I, even I, am he who blots out 

       your transgressions, for my own sake, 
       and remembers your sins no more.