Refining Fire

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’s a sad promise that we WILL go through the overwhelming waters and the burning fire. The verse above doesn’t say “if,” it says “when.” Jesus said, "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you WILL have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33  

Fortunately, when we pass through the waters and the fire, the Lord promises to be with us and we will not be swept away or burned or in any way destroyed by the trials we experience.

But it's more than that....

For the rest of the post and a story about a little "bling", click here to visit me at Laced With Grace. 



Carol said...

I really enjoyed (and related to) this morning's "Laced with Grace"...thank you again. My job has become so smothering and demanding that it gives me little time to reflect; your blog really has a way of opening my eyes and enjoying the gifts God has and still is giving me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks just what I needed to hear.

quietspirit said...

Susan: Thank you for sharing these thoughts. I gained something as I read the verses.