Reading: Isaiah 43:1-4 NIV
 But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.  Since you are precious and honoured in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.
Thought: By name….this is God who knows you and calls you by name! He knows what you are going through today and will be with you through it all – rescue and redemption is what God does!
Prayer: Lord thank you for the precious promise of your salvation and your presence. Help me to know that truth today.