Isaiah 43:2 “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 consumed”.
I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of my little daughter’s cries. She bounded into my bed and snuggled in my arms as I comforted her with the words she’s heard before: “It’s OK now, mommy’s here”. I was struck by how very like little children we are with God as our Father — when you pass through the waters- “I am with you”; when cancer strikes- “I am with you”; when it seems all hope is gone and you don’t know where to turn – “I am with you”.
Over and over in His Word, God speaks those words of comfort to our souls if we will listen–“I am with you”, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”, “yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death-you are with me”,”lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age”. Oh Lord, help me to trust You like a little child and know that always You are with me. Amen.