you took my hand and said ‘trust me’

I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’;
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

For I am the Lord, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.

Isaiah 41:9-10, 13

You may never know how much a verse will mean to you in the first moments that you come across it. A few friends and I were randomly flipping through our bibles one night and we came across these verses. We agreed that we could try and memorize these verses and be able to recite them to each other the next week. I wouldn’t be able to even start counting how many times I have relied on these verses since then. They have been a guiding light, and something I can always ground myself in. These past couple of months have ben no exception. I have yet again found myself coming back to these verses for support. He is holding my hand and giving me strength. If only I knew how to put my trust in that.

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