“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2, NIV)
Isaiah’s words ring true to the hearts of believers in every generation. Our world often instills fear and anxiety, leading to feelings of helplessness and a sense of looming danger. Yet, in the midst of these worries, Isaiah proclaims a profound truth that carries immense hope: “God is my salvation.”
The prophet Isaiah does not use this phrase lightly. He lived during a tumultuous time in Israel’s history, when threats of invasion and destruction were constant realities. Yet, amid this challenging context, Isaiah boldly declares his unwavering trust in the LORD.
His faith is not baseless optimism but is rooted in the character and promises of God. He knows the LORD to be his strength and defense. God isn’t just a passive observer. He is actively engaged in our lives, our struggles, our fears, and our victories.
When Isaiah says that God has become his salvation, it implies a deeply personal relationship. God is not a distant, impersonal force but a close, intimate Savior. This personal relationship fuels Isaiah’s trust and drives out his fear.
The same God whom Isaiah trusted is available to us today. He invites us into a relationship with Him, promising to be our strength, our defense, and our salvation. He is a steadfast anchor in times of trouble and a refuge where fear has no place.
So let’s follow Isaiah’s example. Let’s trust in God, let’s look to Him for our strength, and let’s allow His salvation to dispel our fears. And in doing so, we too can declare with confidence: “God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.”
Wonder in the Word
In what areas of your life do you need to declare that God is your strength, defense, and salvation? How can you actively trust Him in those areas?