When Times Are Difficult

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 NIV

Our verse today gives us reassurance and comfort that God will always be with us, including during difficult times. The imagery of passing through waters and rivers without being swept away and walking through fire without being burned symbolizes the challenges and trials of life.

Here are some insights into the verse:

God’s Presence: The verse emphasizes that God is with us during times of trouble. It assures us that we are not alone in facing life’s challenges.

Divine Protection: The promise that “they will not sweep over you” and “you will not be burned” indicates God’s protection. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we won’t face difficulties, but rather that we will ultimately overcome them with God’s help.

Trust and Faith: We are encouraged to trust and faith in God’s promises. We are reminded that even in the midst of adversity, we can rely on God’s presence and protection.

Overall, Isaiah 43:2 offers hope and encouragement when we face difficulties, reminding us of God’s unwavering presence and protection in our lives.

–Diane (

Written by Diane Levy


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