” Loved One, You are a descendant of Noah, whom I have chosen. My friend, I have taken you from the ends of the earth and called from its remotest parts”
“You, Loved One, are My servant,
I have chosen and not rejected you, Loved One
I AM with you, don’t be afraid.
I AM your God, don’t be anxious about your life.
I’ll strengthen you and I’ll help you, Loved One,
I hold you in my right hand.”
“All who are angry at you, Loved One will be shamed and dishonored;
Those who contend with you will be nothing and will perish.
You’ll seek those who quarrel with you, but you won’t find them, Loved One,
Those who war with you will be as nothing, and non-existent.”
“For I AM the Lord your God, I AM your right hand, don’t fear, I am with you, Loved One. “
“Don’t focus on the way things were, Loved One, or dwell on things of the past.”
“Behold I will do something new:
I AM the One who wiped out Loved One‘s transgressions for my sake and doesn’t remember their sins.”
“The Lord has taken away judgments against you, Loved One, He has cleared away your enemies.
The Lord is in your midst; fear disaster no more.”
“Don’t be afraid, Loved One,
Don’t let your hands fall limp by your side.
Your God, a victorious warrior is with you.
He’ll celebrate over you with joy,
He’ll be quiet in His love for you, Loved One,
He will rejoice with you with shouts of joy!”
Isaiah 41:8-13; 43:18-25; 44:22; Zephaniah 3:15-17, NAPSV