“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.” – Isaiah 43:2 NASB
Magnificent, inspiring words, but how can they be credible? I’m pretty sure that if we walk through fire, we will get burned. So what do we do with this beautiful promise of protection? The significant phrase might be, “I will be with you.” No matter what.
I can find peace in that promise, that whatever danger I pass through, God will be with me.
Still, my world is filled with frightening pathways. There have been many times when I have felt as overwhelmed as if I were drowning. There have been times when I have felt the scorching heat of terror. In spite of it all, I have always had the love of God within me and around me. So I can face the fire, as expressed in a contemporary song written by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Gordon Scott Kennedy:
“So we can stand and face the fire, burning higher, surrounding us.
There’s no way over it, no way around it.
If we want it, we have to go through it.
And the world tries to break us down, but the world will bend and the fight will end.
Love will always win.”
I found it to be true and credible . . . love will always win.