You Are Not Alone
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. (Isaiah 43:2)
Living in a fallen world can be incredibly difficult. Life does not always go the way we want or would hope. We lose loved ones to death far too soon. Couples struggle with infertility. Babies are miscarried. Single adults struggle with loneliness. We are diagnosed with terminal diseases. We suffer debilitating injuries. We experience financial ruin. We are betrayed by our spouse, abused by those we trusted, abandoned by those we depended on. In a world like this, how do we avoid spiraling into a deep dark place? In Isaiah 43:1 God says, “Fear not, for [here is the reason we should not fear] I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” For those who have placed faith in Christ, we belong to God. God is on our side. Therefore, He goes on to say, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” If God was willing to send his son into the world to die on the cross for those who place faith in Christ, to redeem us to himself, then surely he will not abandon us. But notice that God does not say he will direct us around the deep waters or around the raging rivers or around the fire, but rather “when you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” God will never abandon us nor forsake us. Though often the things we go through may not make sense to us, they make sense to God and he is there guiding, leading, caring, and comforting. Why? Then he adds, “For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior” (v.3). Because God is our God and our Savior, we can trust him. We can depend on him. We can lean on him.
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