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 NIV)
Recently, we had the most wonderful experience of going out on the water in a friend's sailboat. He is a very accomplished skipper and Brad is also an excellent sailor. The wind was very strong and gusty which made the sailing more challenging, and the two of them worked together to control the boat.
Wind and water can be very formidable when paired together. They show no mercy, and we are expected to respect their power. We were never in any real danger because of the skill and expertise of the sailors onboard. Still much respect was given to the wind and water, and we knew when to come back into the safe harbor.
God is our safe harbor. He promises us that when we are in the turbulent and angry waters, we need not fear because He is with us and He will get us to safety. Whether water or fire, we can always know that God will be with us and will lead us to His safe place.
"The safest place in all the world is in the will of God,
and the safest protection in all the world is the name of God."
- Warren Wiersbe