Isaiah 43:1-4But now, God’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end— Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you: all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in! That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.I am someone. God created me. He is the one who got me started in this life. I will not be afraid. He has redeemed me. He has paid a price for my freedom. He has called my name. I belong to God.My life might not run smoothly. There may be situations in my life that are not great right now. I may not have an easy life. I may not get good sleep. I may not have a lot of money. But I do know this. My God is with me. When I feel like I’m in over my head, God is there holding my hand. When I feel like I’m drowning in problems or pain, I will not go under because God is there holding me up.When it seems like I am boxed in on all sides and there is no way out, it won’t be a dead end because God will provide a way out.He is my God. He is my personal God. He is my Savior. He paid a huge price for me. He paid with the life and blood of Jesus Christ.That is how much God loves me. He would sell the whole world to get me back. He would trade creation just for me.Lord, how I praise you. I glorify your name. I sing loudly of your love and your forgiveness. You have forgiven me of my sins this day and every day. You lead me today down a path of your choosing. I follow joyfully, excited to see the things you point out to me. You show me your love in little quiet ways. You hold my hand. You comfort me. You protect me. You fill me with your peace and love.I am grateful that you have called me. This day I will try to show to others your love.