THE WORD: Troubling times require a closer walk

FILE: Footprints in the sand

Verse 10 of Isaiah 41 has been an inspiration for many during troubling or uncertain times. The verse has inspired many hymns. “How Firm a Foundation” by John Rippon basically quotes the King James version of the verse. “The Right Hand of God” was written by Caribbean native Patrick Prescod and contains a litany of biblical references, including a title reference to Isaiah.

The anonymously written “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” is a frequently recorded, short hymn which ties to Isaiah 41:10. The song references a “world of toil and snares” but reminds the listener that God is with us, so we should not be afraid.

Isaiah 41:10

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.