Verse of the Month

Verse of the Month

by Hope Radebaugh

Tuesday’s Treasure – Scripture 1

Coaches’ wives, there are countless verses in the Bible that offer hope, encouragement, instruction – LIFE itself.  God’s word equals life and contains living properties that awaken dead things.  Amazing!  However, there are some verses that seem to weave precisely into the twists and turns of our coaching journey, specifically speaking to the issues we face most.  I believe Isaiah 43:1b-3a is one of those.

“Fear not, 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 Savior.”

This passage, written to Israel during a “season” of obstinance and rebellion in the nation’s history,  showcases God’s mercy, grace and unconditional love in ways that are frankly hard to conceive.  Rather than condemning and judging the nation for their blindness and deafness during a time that they neither heard him or saw him (Isaiah 42), God intentionally chose to adopt them, call them by name, then offer his sovereign protection over them.  I don’t know about you but this gives me hope.  As I think about the God we worship whose heart actions toward us aren’t contingent upon our performance or behavior towards him, it’s quite a contrast from the competitive world we live and serve in as coaching families.  Truly,  opposite world.

Journey with us this month to further break down the first 3 verses of Isaiah 43, searching for the TREASURE God has for us in his word.  He has something very personal to say to you and something very precious he desires you to discover.  To get started on our treasure hunt, you are encouraged to write these 3 verses down on an index card and place them on your bathroom mirror or in your car.  A place you visit often.   Ask God to speak to you as you read them and meditate on each word, uncovering HIS AMAZING TREASURE.  Next Tuesday, look for Tuesday’s Treasure as we tackle verse 1 together.

Coaches’ wives, God’s word is active and alive. It has powerful life changing abilities as we commit to read it and unpack it together. 

Until next time…  YOU are seen, YOU are loved, YOU are TREASURED!