Dec 4, 2020
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In our life's journey, we go through rivers, fires, mountains, and valleys. There are highs and lows in our life, victories, and defeat, but through it all, we have a Savior who will go through the fires with us, part the rivers for us, and lifts us to the mountains. Throughout the Scriptures, we see how God delivered the Israelites by parting the Red Sea, protected Daniel from the mouths of the ferocious hungry lions, and walked with the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace that killed Babylon's toughest men. We don't just have a god, but we have the God who has hands to save us, eyes to watch over us, and a mouth to speak to us. He is with us through it all, waiting for us to cast our burdens on Him and to stop trying to get through our difficulties in our strength. We need to follow Him as He leads and guides us. As we follow His footsteps, don't get distracted and lose focus off of Him. Peter lost focus and began sinking in the storm's waves, but God helped him up and led him back to the boat. God, in these verses, says fear not because He is with us. We can't go through it on our strength, but rather with His strength. He has redeemed us, and He isn't going to let us drown and feel burnt out unless we do it in our own strength. Trust God, follow Him, cast your burdens on Him, and let Him give you the strength to endure the valleys, fires, and water. Let Him be your Savior.
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: