Isaiah 43:2 (KJV) 2 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.
Our God is able. He divided the Red Sea (or Sea of Reeds); He stopped the flow of the Jordan River; He quenched the violence of a fiery furnace. Through all of them, He saved His people. He is mighty to save. He has shown us repeatedly what He can do. He subdued kingdoms…stopped the mouths of lions…turned armies to flight. A young shepherd boy slew a battle-hardened giant, parents received their children back from death, powerful kingdoms were subdued (see Heb. 11).
This God is with us. We’re with Him. We live for His glory. We’re His people; through us other’s see Him and hear about Him. They see His uniqueness, His love, His power, His beauty. From generation to generation His reality is experienced. With all His awesome wonders, He still does new things. He’s God; He’s Sovereign; He’s free to do whatever He wants to do. His interventions in our affairs, His salvation, His miracles still abound.
He does things to us, in us, and through us. He has honored us with His covenant. He can do everything perfectly all by Himself, but in His love, He invites us to join Him. He wants His children to have fun. Our friends do not understand why and how we can turn away from our former ways. We’ve been unshackled; we’re free. What things still binds people have no more power over us. We testify; we gladly and lovingly proclaim God and His salvation. Some get saved; some go slandering us. That’s not something to cause us to give up all the wonders of life in Him.