When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.
The Flood and Fire
Do you ever feel like the problems of life are crashing over you like a giant wave? Have there been times when it seems a raging fire has consumed everything in your world? In those times, remember, God is with you.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all your problems, fears, and worries disappeared when you became a Christian? Unfortunately, God never promised a problem-free Christian life. In fact, this promise assumes you will face times of deep water and fire. This promise says “when,” not “if” you pass through the waters. Your walk with Christ doesn’t isolate you from life’s problems; however, God does promise that amidst those problems, He will be with you.
In this promise, water represents being overwhelmed. Sometimes the problems of life can come over you like a giant wave. All you see are problems, and you feel like you’re drowning. During those times, remember, you are not alone. Just like God led the Children of Israel through the Jordan River at flood stage, He will lead you. He will keep your feet secure in the rushing waters of turmoil. He will lift you up just like He did Peter when He began to sink.
The fire represents destruction. There are times when you suffer loss. It may be in a relationship, it may be financial or a thousand other ways, but what once was is no more.
Just like God was with those three young men in the fiery furnace, God will be with you in your fire.
When you feel like you are drowning in uncertainty and fear, remember God is with you.
When the floodgates have opened, and you are about to be swept off your feet, God is with you.
When the fire comes and everything is gone, God will still be with you.
God is not surprised by the floods or fires that come into your life. You will pass through them because your God is with you.
He knows what you are going through and will lead you through the flood and the fire. He will give you peace, faith, and even joy amid the problems you face.
Look at that promise again.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. – Isaiah 43:2
Makes these confessions:
God is with me when I am overwhelmed and things are falling apart.
He is with me in the waters of fear and uncertainty.
He is with me when my world is burning around me.
God will lift me above the raging waters and walk with me through the fire.
In Jesus Name,
When you face the flood and fire, God is with you. He knows what you are going through and will give you peace and even joy amid the problems you face.
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When has God taken you through the flood and fire? (Share your thoughts in the comments below)
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