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.

The waters and fires in this verse represent difficult times in our lives. The scripture says when we pass through the waters and when we walk through the fire. It doesn’t say if we go through the water and fire; it says when we go through the water and fire.

The Word of God lets us know it’s guaranteed we’ll face difficult times. No matter how many good works we do and no matter how holy we are we, the believer is not exempt from difficult times.

But, there’s hope. Although we face difficult times, God is with us. Although we face trials and tribulations, those tribulations will not overtake us. It may feel like we won’t make it and it may seem like there’s no hope, but with our reliance on God, we will make it through.

In the midst of our difficult time, we have a choice. We can focus on the problems surrounding us or focus on the One Who promised to see us through. If we want to get through, we must look to, lean on, and rely on God.