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
“I am closer than you think; I am more near to you than the very air you breathe. Know this, My child: though you are currently walking through the fire, you will not be burned, and the flames will not set you ablaze (Isaiah 43:2). Truly, not a hair on your head will be harmed (Luke 21:18).
“You have wondered where I’ve gone, or where I am hiding, because what you are seeing in the natural does not seem to line up with what I have spoken to you. But the truth is that I am so much closer than you think! I am working even now…even amidst those stubborn and long-standing obstacles that seem impossible to overcome. Beloved, I am working behind the scenes in your life in a powerful way. I am doing a mighty work in you, bringing My goodness out of the very things that the enemy has tried to harm you with (Genesis 50:20).
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
“You are being fortified even through these current hardships. Though you feel like you are breaking, I am making you. My mercy is hovering over you, Beloved! I am preparing you to emerge into your finest hour. Watch, as I use the very things that have been warring against you to bring you into the biggest breakthrough that you have yet to experience! You will be a sign and wonder of My goodness,” says the Lord, “and you will testify of My faithfulness in your life. Truly you will see how I’ve been with you all along, and you will know that I’ve never left your side. Fear not, because I am closer than you think.”