When you pass through the 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 scorch you.
Isaíah 43:2 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Isaiah 43:2 (MSG) — When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—
Isaiah 43:2 (NLT) — When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 43:2 (NIV) — When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
It sometimes happens that we feel that we are alone, especially when we are going through hard or difficult times. During these times it is easy to think that no one really cares about our situation. Have you ever have felt this way? Without a doubt I personally believe we can all go through times like this. But, the truth is that we are not alone, God will always be with us! In the midst of our test of faith he never leaves us. In 1 Peter 5:10 we are promised that, “The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.” God himself is active in our test!
On our walk we will have to walk through the fire, but God promises us that we will not burn. We will have to go through the rough waters, but we can be sure that we will not drown. He promises us, I am with you! This brings to mind Peter, Jesus disciple. Scripture teaches us in Luke 22:31-32 that he was warned that the test would come into his life, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not. “Jesus declares Peter to be sifted though he was in the middle of his trial, he was not going to be alone, Jesus promised to intercede for him!
Today we can be sure that God will be with us through our test. He will intercede for us, “It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us” (Romans 8:34). Today Jesus is interceding for you, you are not alone! He promises never to abandon the work of his hands. The Lord has a glorious plan for our lives, but to see its fulfillment have to pass the test of our faith. Have the confidence and certainty that God is perfecting, affirming, strengthening and establishing us in the middle of our test.
Luke 22:31–32 (NKJV) — And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
Psalms 91:14–15 (NKJV) — “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV) — No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it
1 Peter 5:10 (NKJV) — But maythe God of all grace, who called usto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
2 Peter 2:9 (NKJV) — then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,