Isaiah 12:2 "2 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.”
This is a verse that speaks absolute volumes to me for a million reasons. But as a teenager, and quickly coming to the end of my teen years, I, as almost everyone my age, has had this weight of responsibility set, or rather dropped onto my shoulders.
Not one specific person, not society (Which seems to be our quick blame for everything), not a job. But just growing and gaining so much knowledge about the world around me. From the War in the middle east, to the tension here in America, from this notion that I have to be graceful, and beautiful, and kind, and put together at all cost. I put it on myself and this bible verse clearly states that is not needed. That God is our SALVATION. He is the boat that is carrying us to shore no matter how many waves, storms, or sharks there are in the waters. We don't have to, and we shouldn't lean unto our selves.
We live in a time where everyone feels emotionally attacked by everything and I can be the same way. I can take offense to things that have absolutely no connection to me, yet somewhere in me I build up a wall. But God doesn't want that. He is our support, and our strong hold that, I feel, so many of us often forget and let our own selves try to run to world and figure it out on our own.
We have a God that tells us to NOT be afraid. How can we live such defensive and even offensive lives when every single day we have such a powerful, and good thing to live for. A love of God, and Love for those around us.
Maybe Im talking to myself. Maybe others relate. Either way, God is our Salvation. Our hope. God is God.. and thats pretty astonishing.