Isa. 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 burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
The word “through” here was used 3 times. And there are negative and positive aspects in this word:
The Negative Aspect: The word “through” here means “we have to go through”. I’m not sure about you but I would have preferred some other words like “around” or “over”. Like “When you walk around the fire, you will not be burned.” That would sound better. Or “When you pass over the waters, I will be with you”. That would at least give us the impression that we are lifted above those and we don’t really experience all those troubles. These would be better. But the Bible tells us its “through.” Not “around” nor “over”. And experience tells us that it is the truth.
The Positive Aspect: This word “through” here also means that “we will get through”. It is only for a period of time. It is not forever and there is no need for us to setup camp in the middle of the waters or in the fire for they will not last. We need to keep walking. We need to kept progressing forward, for we will be overcomers. So when the mighty waters or fire rise in your life, you too will get through because the Lord is the One who will gets you through. He will be with you through it all. And another positive aspect on this is: YOU WILL BE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER HAVING GONE THROUGH THEM!
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