I am truly grateful for this season.
In the midst of the pandemic, in the midst of fear, I am able to hold on to God and find peace.
Did I tell you about the God who delivered the 3 Hebrew boys from the fiery furnace? (Daniel 3). The focus is normally on the fact that God prevented them from getting burnt. That’s pretty awesome.
But what I want to focus on is that God did NOT stop the tribulation, he did not prevent the problem. They actually went inside the furnace. That means we WILL go through some pretty rough and dangerous situations.
When you pass through the waters… ; and when you pass through the rivers, …. When you walk through the fire…. Isaiah 43:2
God will not stop you from being persecuted, hated, lied on, used and abused….BUT HE WILL NOT LET IT BURN YOU! Some people will wonder how you did it. Then you’ll respond by boasting about God.
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. Isaiah 43:2
This is a fact for me. I’ve been through it. And through it ALL: 1. God was with me, 2. I was not overwhelmed and I didn’t lose hope, and 3. I was not damaged or scarred.