Isaiah 43:1-3 – “But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. 3 For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior…” NKJV
What another beautiful day in North Texas, pleasant weather, wonderful coffee, birds and other creatures stirring, sun peaking over the horizon, Bible verses jumping off the page at me and conversation and fellowship with the Lord PRICELESS!!!! This is where he led me today to consider.
All of us, from time to time, face trials, difficulties, and even tribulations. Some of them are of our own making and some are for the cause of the Kingdom of God. Regardless, we have a promise from the Father that we can lay claim to here in this passage. WE ARE HIS! He has given us a simple but powerful promise that I have stood on many times in the past and will probably stand on many times in the future.
When you pass through the waters (either people or troubles) He will be with us. When we go through the rivers (difficult times) – they WILL NOT overflow or overwhelm or overcome us. When we walk through the fire (tribulation, trouble) – we WILL NOT be burned! Hallelujah! Not only not burned but not even scorched. We’ll walk out as the three Hebrew Children and not even have the smell of smoke on our clothes. WHY? Because He is the Lord our God, the Holy One of Israel or Savior!
Therefore, be of good cheer – – There is no problem that God cannot solve. No river that He cannot cross. No mountain that He cannot climb. Nothing is impossible with Him and we are in Him, so nothing is impossible for us who believe! Today is a day of miracles walks in yours. No matter what you are facing, face it with the knowledge and assurance that you are not walking alone. HE IS THERE WITH YOU! If He is there, then everything’s going to be alright! Make this a day of rejoicing it is a day of victory!
May the Blessings of the LORD overflow in your life today!