“Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; and I will bear you and I will deliver you” (Isaiah 46:4).
The narrative of scripture weaves an account of God’s faithfulness not only in days gone by but, also, the assurance of his provision for the future that is to come. The five verbal phrases found in this verse, in association with the personal pronoun “I,” offer a stark contrast to the impotence of the pagan Babylonian gods, Bel and Nebo, who, in the hour of national crisis, are dependent upon their human creators for sanctuary and protection (v.1-2). Ours is a God who carries us; we do not carry him.