Isa 43:2 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.
Isa 43:3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
Isa 43:4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
Isa 43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
Isa 43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
Isa 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
WHEN Mrs. Booth, the mother of the Salvation Army, was dying, she quietly
said, “The waters are rising but I am not sinking.”
But then she had been
saying that all through her life. Other floods besides the waters of death
had gathered about her soul.
Often had the floods been out and the roads
were deep in affliction. But she had never sunk!
The good Lord made her
buoyant, and she rode upon the storm!
This, then, is the promise of the
Lord, not that the waters of trouble shall never gather about the
believer, but that he shall never be overwhelmed. He shall “keep his head
Yes, to him shall be given the grace of “aboveness.” He shall
never be under, always above!
It is the precious gift of spiritual
buoyancy, sanctified good spirits, the power of the Christian hope.
we are in Christ Jesus circumstances shall never be our master.
One is our
Master, and “we are more than conquerors in Him that loved us, and washed
us from our sins in His own blood.”
~J. W. Jowett~