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.
Wouldn’t it be great if when you became a Christian, all your problems, fears, and worries disappeared? Unfortunately, God never promised aproblem-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, it does promise that amid those problems, God 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 around you are problems. During those times, remember, you are not alone. Just like God led the Children of Israel through Jordon River at flood stage, He will lead you. He will keep your feet secure in rushing waters of turmoil. He will lift you up just like He did Peter when He began to sink.
The fire represents destruction. There will come times when you will 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 who refused to bow their knee to the pagan king, God will be with you in the 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
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 are facing.
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 the waters of fear and uncertainty come.
He will protect and rescue me from the flood.
When I am overwhelmed, and things have fallen apart, God is with me.
God will lift me up from the raging waters and give me peace.
In Jesus Name,
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How has God been there for you in the flood or fire? Share your story in the comments below.
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