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
It has certainly been an intense season of testing for many, myself included. It feels as though when we overcome one challenge, we’re only to be met by another that’s even more difficult than the previous one. However, I hear the Lord saying, “Beloved, I have not left you! I am right here by your side, even as I’ve said in My Word, ‘I am the friend who sticks closer than a brother’ (Proverbs 18:24). Know that you are passing through this season, for I will turn your valley of Baka into a place of springs (Psalm 84:6).
“You have endured much weeping and heartache, but I am the God who turns mourning into joy. I know that it feels as though you’ve been hit on every side and that you are becoming battle weary, but My precious child, do not lose heart! Look to Me, cling to Me. I will not leave you. I am working, even through the trials that you are currently encountering. Once again, I assure you, you are passing through!
“I waste nothing; I will take the very ashes around you and turn them into beauty, watch and see. Let hope arise! Spring fourth, O well! Taste and see that I am good. I am with you; I haven’t left. Even as I promised in My Word, I will never leave you or forsake you. I’ll be with you until the end of the age. You are mine,” says the Lord!