Isaiah 43:2 [ESV] When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
Isaiah 43:2 [Message] When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—
What the verse didn’t say; “IF”.
If you get in over your head. No, it said “when”
If you walk through fire. No, it said “when”
If you aren’t in the middle of trying times chances are someone close to you is, be there for them.
God promises in this verse to show up. Truth of the matter is sometimes He chooses to show up through us.
It’s not about “if” you can help; it’s “when”
Make me alert to need, able to comfort, and available for service.