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.
Our God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He changes not.
At the time of this writing, Israel had been in Babylonian captivity. God's people were under great distress and oppression. Calamity was visible in their lives and it caused them to feel as though God had left them to suffer alone in a foreign land.
The Lord our God is declaring to us too that in whatever situation or circumstances we find ourselves in that seems unbearable, be it calamity, trouble, distress, suffering, danger, tribulations, persecution, lack, trouble on every hand, fiery furnace experiences, etc., He is not only with us, but He will help us.
The call is to trust and believe. Take Him at His Word. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not unto your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.
People of God, take notice of what this text says. It does not say "if" we go through, but it says "when" we go through. That tells me that we are to expect trouble! it is a part of the journey.
As the saints of old would say " I am gonna run on and see what the end is gonna be."
Remember what the Lord has already done. He saved us, He has kept us thus far and provided for our every need. He has sheltered us from the hands of the enemy over and over again and He has prepared a place for us in eternity with Him.
God's promise to you and I on today is that "I WILL BE WITH YOU!" BELIEVE IT!
Thank you Lord for your everlasting presence.