Isaiah 43:2 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.
The passage is a promise to Israel. Israel is the people of God. Today we are in Christ. We are the people of God. Mark 16:18 adds promises very similar to this for those of us who have placed our faith in Jesus Christ. How about the promises of 2Corinthians 12:9-10, 1Peter 4:12-13.
God knows what you are going through. He is with you and will never leave you or forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 You can rest assured that He is with you. That means that He will give you the strength to go through whatever happens to you.
He never said that you wouldnâ€™t go through rivers or fire. He only promised to be with you. Quit getting angry for all that is happening and start looking around to see if He is in the middle of the problem with you.
Allow the problem to draw you closer to Him and to strengthen you like never before. That is the goal that He has for you.
What are you dealing with right now? What type of hurt do you have? What financial, health, emotional, or other type of problem do you have?
The promise He has is that He will be with you and that He will deliver you. The deliverance wasnâ€™t always to get us out of the problem but through it. Sometimes through it will mean that He will take us on to Heaven.
The goal is to look to Him, believe in Him, honor Him and serve Him no matter what is going on in our lives.