When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee — Isaiah 43:2

Perhaps you are experiencing the drowning, crushing, burning power of a trial right now. If so, then you need to know, first of all, this is part of life.

No matter who you are, or where you come from, or what decisions you make in life, you will face illness and pain and loss. Embedded in the promise of this text is the reality of suffering: when you pass through the waters, when you walk through the fire. God’s children are not exempted from tragedy.

However, when you do face life’s difficulties, here is the promise for every child of God: He will be with you, they will not overcome you, you will not be harmed.

For this reason, you need not fear, no matter what obstacle or heartache you may be facing. “Fear not,” God says, “because I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine” (Isaiah 43:2). I am intimately acquainted with your situation and have already committed Myself to your salvation; you belong to Me, and I will not let anything or anyone harm you.

If you are in Christ today, then you have been redeemed by God and He will not let anything happen to you that is not for your good (Romans 8:28). No difficulty will drown you, no trial will overwhelm you, no sorrow will destroy you.

Today’s reflection is a daily devotional from Baptist Bible Hour, Cincinnati, OH.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. — Socrates

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3 Responses to Comfort

  1. I’m not afraid of dying
    for I have seen the light,
    but I would be lying
    to say I don’t dread tonight.
    Loss of breath and savage pain,
    these things that just do on
    to make of night a time insane,
    not brightened by the dawn.
    Yes, it all will be OK,
    all things will yet be well,
    but there’s yet an earthly price to pay
    on the road through hell.
    To admit to fear is no disgrace;
    not in this time, not in this place.


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