Memory Monday – Week 43

Isaiah 43:2 has been such an encouraging verse over the last few weeks: When you go through deep waters, I will be with you! When you pass through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned up; it will not consume you!

Just like James 1:2, which says when you encounter trials of many kinds, Isaiah 43:2 says when you pass through the waters. Trials and hard times are inevitable. It is not a question of if you will encounter trials, it’s a question of when they will happen.

What is it that you are facing? Deep waters? Rivers of difficulty? A fire? It might be death, infertility, miscarriage, a loss of your finances, health, house, or marriage. Trials vary – sometimes they are less taxing like water, which overwhelms you, but sometimes they are like fires and they completely consume you.

I feel like I’m in the fire and I want to run. Run as fast as I can.

But, this verse says ‘when you walk through the fire’. It doesn’t say run or sprint. It says walk. Why is that? Because when you have God with you, there is no reason to panic or fear – you can walk through the trials knowing that He is with you and He will give you all the strength to get through the storm.

Your trials can either drown you or make you stronger. If you choose to do it by your own strength, you will most likely drown, but if you choose to go through the trial with the Lord along side you, He will protect you and strengthen you.

The promise you can cling to no matter how severe the trial is this – God is with you. 

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16 Comments
  • Mel @ there is a higher hope
    Posted at 17:46h, 14 April Reply

    I love this. You are so right – God uses our trials to make us stronger. We can withstand nothing without Him. Thinking of you! **Hug**

  • Elisha
    Posted at 17:55h, 14 April Reply

    This has been such an encouraging verse to me ever since I read the book “You’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado! Love ya girl!!

    waitingforbabybird.com

  • Charity
    Posted at 18:38h, 14 April Reply

    I am reading breaking free one of the free Beth Moore books I got. She used that scripture and it’s such an encouragement. Thanks for sharing it and helping me remember I now needed to write it down.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 20:45h, 14 April Reply

    Caroline, you always bring the perfect verse at the perfect time. Know that the Lord uses you to encourage me so much.

  • Mrs. E
    Posted at 20:54h, 14 April Reply

    Hi Caroline, I’m so sorry I haven’t been commenting lately. I do most of my blog reading on my phone/ipad, and I’ve had a really hard time commenting from them. However, I want you to know that you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. The loss of your nephew is unbearable to even read about; I cannot imagine what it must be to live it. You are such a strong woman, and the power of your faith is so inspiring. I am so sorry that you are in the fire right now, but walk steadfast in the knowledge that He is with you, as are we all who hold you in our prayers. Hugs.

  • Amy
    Posted at 22:50h, 14 April Reply

    Great verse- God is with us and we will not be consumed! Lots of Love to you!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 23:33h, 14 April Reply

    absolutely needed this reminder today – walk through the fire, walk & trust, and let it make you better <3 thank you for always showing us how to be strong 🙂

  • dspence
    Posted at 07:01h, 15 April Reply

    Amen! The second part of the verse “When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned up; it will not consume you!” reminds me of the song Glorious Ruins: I’ll walk through the fire with my head lifted high and my spirit revived in Your story. WHEN we walk through fire, the end game never changes – Jesus is still the victor.

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 09:26h, 15 April Reply

    Wow! I am so the type that wants to run. In the midst of tough situations, my goal is to get out as soon as possible rather than walking through the trial knowing I won’t be burned up! To God be the victory!!

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 09:28h, 15 April Reply

    YES! Praise His name, we will never walk alone! Even through the fire and through the flood, HE never leaves our side. He walks WITH us, which makes the walking bearable. This very Scripture helped me get through the overwhelming grief and pain of losing both of my parents and so many other hard places in my life. Just knowing He is IN the trial with us and that He will never leave brings the deepest, most precious comfort of all. I am praying for you often and believing God to be the Rock you so need during these difficult days. Love you, dear friend!

  • Mrs. Lost
    Posted at 09:31h, 15 April Reply

    Amazing post. Thank you… I needed this today.

  • Morgan
    Posted at 10:57h, 15 April Reply

    This is excellent! It reminds me of Kari Jobes new song, I am not alone. I bawled like a little baby. Her inspiration was this verse. Very powerful! Love you! Thank you for sharing this, it’s beautiful!

  • Ria
    Posted at 18:10h, 15 April Reply

    Having a tough day and needed to read this. I love how you wrote about this verse–I especially needed the reminder that I can walk through fire with God and I don’t need to try to sprint through… I was just telling DH not 1 hour ago that I just want to put on my running shoes and flee from all this IF stuff… I’m tired. And I am glad for the reminder that God is here, holding me up, keeping me on track.
    Thinking of you often. Thanks for continuing to write–it is a blessing to me.

  • Isabelle
    Posted at 21:30h, 15 April Reply

    Thinking of you, girl.

  • Brittany
    Posted at 23:48h, 15 April Reply

    Your strength is so inspiring and beyond amazing. The Lord is so powerful and this verse is a reminder that no matter what he is there to take us through the tough times. Thanks for the inspiration! Reading some of your posts recently has been so encouraging in trusting God’s plan and his timing. Prayers for you and your family and angel of a nephew.

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 22:00h, 25 April Reply

    Thank you for sharing. Excellent post.

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