Monday, June 14, 2010

When, not if...

I read a verse from the bible today that I have read over and over, and one word really stuck out to me. The word "when" in this verse says so much.

Isaiah 43:2-3

"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.

For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy one of Israel, your Savior;"

You see, God doesn't tell us that if we pray, if we believe, if we are "good Christians," then everything will be just wonderful. He tells us that we will have struggles, and life will be hard, but we can make it through if we just rely on Him, because He is with us. And is anything too hard for God? I don't believe so...