Monday Morning Encouragement -- I Am Your God


"Do not fear, for I am with you;

Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,

Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10

Years ago I participated in a women's Bible study that required daily homework. One day the assignment was to personalize a particular scripture; to put my name in place of  the pronouns in the verse. It's an exercise I've done before, and its very effective in helping me make God's promises in the Bible my own.

Isaiah 41:10 is such a great promise; one that I think we all need to personalize for those times when we are anxious and worried. So play along with me and let's personalize this one together. I'm using the Amplified Bible version so we really get a double whammy impact of this verse. 

Ready? Let's get started. Wherever there's a blank, put in your name. 

Say it aloud:

Do not fear [anything], for I am with _______;

Do not be afraid, for I am _______'s God.

I will strengthen _______, be assured I will help _______;

I will certainly take hold of _______ with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’

Repeat as needed. :-)

God loves you and wants you to see scripture as much more than words on a page. He wants you to recognize it as His truth and promise to you. 

He is faithful and will never forsake you. He says to you, "I am your God!"

Today's music video Behold God by Harvest is an old song that I fell in love with the first time I heard it. The harmony is so perfectly lovely, and the melody is one that has stayed with me over the years. And the message is spot on for today's devotional. I trust it will bless you. 

I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.


  1. This is such a good way to personalize God's promises. I like to also insert a name (or names) of family and friends I'm praying for and praying the verses back to God. This is a beautiful reminder, Nancy! Have a wonderful week!

  2. Oh!!!! Nancy,
    This was beautiful ....THANK YOU!!!! Sometimes we all need the personal touch. Yes!!! Our God loves and cares for us...personally!!! I am going to print it out as a reminder.
    Addie xoxo

  3. I am definitely a worrier and I appreciate the personalization of this scripture. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you.
    Blessings and hugs,

  4. Nice verse to interject our own word. Happy New Week Nancy. Hugs. Kris

  5. I've done that too and it really makes those verses speak to you.

  6. This verse is so special to me. It helped me when my husband passed away nearly 4 years ago. It always shows up when I'm feeling overwhelmed or alone. I am in the process of making decisions that are very difficult and was again reminded that I'm never alone. Thank you for posting your monday blog. You have helped ease my burden. Sending you, love & prayers. Darlene

  7. Isaiah 41 is indeed a beautiful promise for the reunification of Israel, brought back together from all of the ends of the earth.

  8. Thank you for that exercise in the Word, Nancy!

  9. The Lord gave me Isaiah 41:10 when I was 14, and it has been a mainstay verse ever since. Oh, the times He brings it to me at just the right moment! Thank you for sharing it today.

  10. This was so lovely Nancy - what a great idea to personalize the scriptures for our own. Such a beautiful song! Many blessings to you dear friend!

  11. I like this scripture and I WILL repeat it with my name! It's a great reminder that God is taking care of us. I've missed a few of your youtube videos... so will go back and watch. I don't comment on those as much, as I usually watch it on my big TV and there is nowhere to comment there! But believe me, I am enjoying your videos so much! Have a good weekend! xoxoxo Marilyn

  12. I remembered that song well, enjoyed reading and listening. Thank you! ♥️♥️♥️


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