Life in Christ
God is With You
I know oftentimes we sometimes can question if God is with us through every season of our lives. Sometimes, it might seem that God is silent or that He is completely absent, and that is not true. God promises us that even through the fire He will be with us and we will not get burned. Let me share with you the entire verse in Isaiah 43:2 which says “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”
I can't say that we won't go through trials and tribulations because Jesus even said in this world you will have trouble but to take heart because He has overcome the world (John 16:33). However, this means that although the devil can bring his best shot, that weapon that formed against you will not prosper (Isaiah 54:17). Through the fire of oppression, it will not consume or burn you. Though you might face rivers of difficulty, it will not bring you down or drown you. You see, God is with us through every part of our lives, even the difficult times. It’s through those times, that we have to lean on Him even more and declare His Word, and speak back to the mountain that is trying to block and defeat us!
God promises that we have overwhelming victory in Christ Jesus according to Romans 8:37. When we stand in our authority as believers, the enemy has to back down when we declare the Word of God because he is bound by the Word. He cannot come against the church (you) when you walk in your God-given authority according to Luke 10:19. The devil can’t stand a believer who knows the Word and walks in their authority because he knows he’s automatically defeated no matter what trial or obstacle he tries to put in our way. At the time, it might seem like the devil is winning and boy does he want you to believe that but look at the back of the book. No matter what the devil tries to bring, he is already a defeated foe and we are not ignorant of his devices and schemes.
I encourage you to get into God’s word daily and to renew your mind so that you can hear the voice of God clearly in every area of your life. This enables you to dodge the fiery darts of the enemy daily; especially when you put on the full armor of God! When you are listening to your Father’s leading voice, you will not follow a stranger's voice and be led astray according to Luke 10. God wants you to know that no matter what you are facing right now, that He is with you and wants you to know your authority and how you can overcome the enemy. Call on Him. Those that seek Him will find Him and when you draw close to God, He draws close to you according to James 4:8.