“When you cross deep rivers, I will be with you, and you won’t drown. When you walk through fire, you won’t be burned or scorched by the flames. I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, the God who saves you.” (Isaiah 43: 2-3, Contemporary English Version)
Life is full of challenges. The world is continually parading before us causes for fear and danger and discouragement. We can’t escape the barrage completely. But we can stay safe and even serene in the midst of what appears as chaos. We have an invincible protection and a ready rescue.
God is our salvation. Infinite good, our own loving Creator, is also our Keeper. He has made us to express Him fully; and so His Love is forever with us and in us to assure that we are always the sustained image of Himself—whole, right, full of life and joy, and having the inherent ability to recognize and appreciate this eternal fact of ourselves.
Those deep rivers that may appear as debt, depression, or physical concerns for oneself or one’s home or family, can’t overwhelm us. We may have to navigate them, but we will never drown; in fact, we will likely find new strength that we didn’t know we had, and wisdom going forward.
We might find ourselves faced with the fires of anger or insult or misunderstanding from others, or an agitated sense within, but those flames will never touch your true being. You remain intact because God saves you—He consistently and without interruption keeps you safe, enduring; the true you remaining in all its innocence, purity, and goodness.
Don’t be afraid when mortal life seems ready to engulf you. God is right where you are. He is always ready to lovingly, tenderly, powerfully lead you home to safety, harmony, and peace.
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