“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.” Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)
Through the Prophet Isaiah, God spoke to his people many words and many messages which often were promises of how God would deal with His people in Isaiah’s day. We believe the promises from today’s verse are for us today as well. God does not promise that everything will be easy for us in this life. He knows there will be difficulties to handle. What He does promise is that He will be with us at such difficult times. And what is the result when our Lord stays close to us through trying circumstances? He helps us through them. That means He is with us before, during and after the trial. Our verse says “when you pass through…” and “When you walk through…” When we get to the other side and look back on hard experiences we can rejoice and praise God in our hearts. So let us remember the truth, God is with us through it all.