“God’s message,the God who created the cosmos, stretched out the skies,laid out the earth and all that grows from it,Who breathes life into earth’s people, makes them alive with his own life. I am God I have called you to live right and well. I have taken responsibility for you kept you safe. I have set you among my people to bind them to Me and provided you as a lighthouse to the nations, To make a start at bringing people into the open, into the light:opening blind eyes, releasing people from dungeons, emptying the dark prisons.” Isaiah 42:1-4 MESSAGE
“But now, this says the Lord, He who created you …and He who formed you O Israel: Fear not for I have redeemed you (ransomed you by paying a price instead of leaving you captives) I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters , I will be with you and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched nor will the flame kindle upon you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1,2 Amplified version
God has a plan and purpose for us individually and collectively.He is with us, protecting us and guiding us.