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– Isaiah 43:2

Perhaps you are experiencing the drowning, crushing, burning power of a trial right now. If so, then you need to know, first of all, that this is part of life.

No matter who you are, or where you come from, or what decisions you make in life, you will face illness and pain and loss. Embedded in the promise of this text is the reality of suffering: when you pass through the waters, when you walk through the fire. God’s children are not exempted from tragedy.

However, when you do face life’s difficulties, here is the promise for every child of God: He will be with you, they will not overcome you, you will not be harmed.

For this reason, you need not fear no matter what obstacle or heartache you may be facing. “Fear not,” God says, “because I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine” (1). I am intimately acquainted with your situation and have already committed myself to your salvation; you belong to me, and I will not let anything or anyone harm you.

If you are in Christ today, then you have been redeemed by God and he will not let anything happen to you that is not for your good (Romans 8:28). No difficulty will drown you, no trial will overwhelm you, no sorrow will destroy you.