Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through 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 kindle on you.
Which road is your mind traveling on this morning? is it a road full of worry, stress, uncertainty, confusion, sickness, anger, tears, hurt, pain, regrets, wishes, sorrow or sadness?
On your walk in life, has the enemy tired to convince you that God has left you?
We know God's word declares that He will never leave us nor for sake us but He will be with us always even unto the end.
Yes, the troubles of life may be great, the storms may appear to be raging in our lives, the rivers of water that is flowing in our direction may appear to have come to drown us, the fiery dots of the enemy may seem to be hitting the target of our hearts and minds every time and the fires from test and trials may seem to never go out and the fire appears to blaze a little higher each day.
Is this where you find yourself on today? Passing through the drowning waters of the river at high tide? Sitting in the fiery furnace where there seems to be no way out from the fire and smoke?
Where are you on today in the test and trials of life? Does the road ahead looks hopeless and helpless?
Regardless if you are in the river of deep water, in the fiery furnace or feel as if you can't take it anymore, God has not abandoned you! God is still in reach. If you are a believer in Christ Jesus, God is right there with you.
Keep moving with God people of God even when the darkness overwhelms you and the fear does not seem to subside, you MUST keep moving for the Lord your God is traveling with you.
Remember the 3 Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace? Remember Daniel in the Lion's den? Remember the children of Israel standing at the read sea? Remember Job in the death of his children and sickness in his body?
Well, God delivered them and He is able to deliver us too. He is the same God yesterday, today and forever.
Trouble is an opportunity to grow our faith. Where is our faith on today?
Are we willing to trust God even the midst of a drowning sea and a fiery furnace? Are you willing to say as Job said 'though He slay me, yet will I trust Him? Is this your response to God on today?
James 1:3- Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
The fact of the matter is that none of us are beyond God's reach. He knows everything that we are going through.
When David found Himself in a difficult place, here is what He said concerning God's knowledge of Him in Psalm 139:7-10 Where shall I go from Your spirit, or where shall I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, You are there. if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell at the end of the sea, 10 even there Your hand shall guide me, and Your right hand shall take hold of me.
People of God, God knows where we are!
God knows us and everything we go through. Scripture declares that God knows the number of hairs on our head, He knows our going out and our coming in, He knows our beginning and our end, He knows our number of days here on earth. There is nothing about us that God is not aware of.
People of God, I urge you to get in prayer and the Word of God on today and be determine to increase your faith in the promises of God and not on what you are going through in this hour.
As with Israel then and now, God promises the people of God that He will be with us too.
Let's listen to God's promise to His people on today. (1) when you pass through the waters I will be with you. (2) the rivers shall not over flow you. (3) when you walk through the fire you will not be burned (4) nor shall the flame kindle on you.
God is declaring to you people of God that He is your "PROTECTOR" in whatever situation you may find yourself in on today. The enemy has no power over you! He only has what you give him permission to have.
You are already victorious through Christ Jesus. No, your victory does not mean that you won't struggle or go through anything. The Apostle Paul declares that "yea, all that live godly in Christ Jesus "SHALL" suffer persecution.
Regardless of what you suffer, GOD IS WITH YOU!
Psalm 46:1-God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
People of God, the Lord our God knows what He is doing. Unfortunately, pain and suffering is one of the vehicles that God uses to conform us to the likeness of His son.
People of God, the Lord, our God goes before us. He will be with us and He will never fail nor forsake us. Do not fear, nor be dismayed. for the Lord our God loves and cares for us.
Whatever road you are traveling people of God, you must know without a doubt that "GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING"!
When we accepted Jesus Christ by faith as our Savior, Christ agreed to be our "travel companion." He coordinated all the travel arrangements on our journey of life ahead of time and He intends to travel with us throughout our entire trip from earth to eternity.
In the valley of despair? God is there! He will not leave you there! TRUST HIM ON TODAY!
PEOPLE OF GOD, OUR "TRAVEL COMPANION" IS ON BOARD WITH US!