God is still there

Isaiah 43:2 “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.”


My bones tell me daily I am not as young as my heart would tell me.  My emotions are dimly lit and well under control.  My heart jumps and leaps for joy when I get through the latest turmoil in life. I am struck by the pain of others but I have committed to staying the course of understanding.  I experience the pathos and praise of others.  But my nature is not one to express these emotions and feelings for all to see.  To most, I am seen as a stoic, pragmatist. I seem calm when passing through tough times. Nevertheless, I struggle in high waters and sometimes stumble in the fire of life. I am who I am because I have discovered the God in my life and He is a God of peace. He is a God that cares for me and I am assured that He gathers me up in the tough times and protects me.  I may not run up and down shouting about this inner peace.  But that peace is the foundation of my life. God is still there for those who pass through high waters and those who walk through the fire.  Please pray for me as I pray for you.