Jesus never promised us that we wouldn’t go through trials, adversities and issues, but He did say that He would be with us as we went through them!
“But now, thus says the Lord, He Who created you, O Jacob, and He Who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.
WHEN YOU PASS THROUGH THE WATERS, I WILL BE WITH YOU, AND THROUGH THE RIVERS, THEY WILL NOT OVERWHELM YOU. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.” Isaiah 43:1-2
While there will always be challenges that we face personally, Jesus Christ has given us the ability and authority to Overcome all of those things which we face because….
“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD.” 1 John 4:4
The Waters, Rivers, Fires and the Flames are all tactics of the enemy uses to discourage, distract and prevent us from moving forwards into the things which the Holy Spirit is leading us to do. While many of these things which the enemy throws at us, may look daunting, as the Holy Spirit leads us through each one of them, He causes us to overcome them by His Power and Presence upon each of our lives.
“THE ANGEL OF THE LORD ENCAMPS AROUND THOSE WHO FEAR HIM [who revere and worship Him with awe] AND EACH OF THEM HE DELIVERS.” Psalms 34:7
Sickness, Disease, Depression, Fear and the like, are often the Waters of the River and the Flames of the Fire, which the enemy attempts to use against us. How we address those situations will cause us to grow, expand and overcome in the future and move us into greater manifestations of the Power and Authority of Jesus Christ down the roads of this life!
Every time I get confronted by one of these hurdles in my personal life the Holy Spirit reminds me, “DANIEL, YOU’RE JUST PASSING THROUGH! YOU’RE NOT STAYING HERE AND I AM GOING WITH YOU!”
So when you are going through the Valley of the Shadow, DON’T STOP AND DON’T SET UP CAMP THERE! The enemy would like nothing better then to have you camp out in your circumstances and issues and keep you there.
“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” Jeremiah 29:11
Don’t forget that YOU’RE NOT ALONE IN THE FIRES AND WATERS! The Holy Spirit is in there with you and He has the Power and Ability to take you through. So if you’re in the Valley of the Shadow Right Now You’re Not Going to Face It Alone! You’re Just Passing Through!
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Author: Daniel Pontious
Daniel Pontious is passionate about teaching and revealing the heart of the Father and drawing people closer to Him. Daniel believes it is only through obedience to the voice of the Holy Spirit that we will ever find real fulfillment in our life. He and his wife Joy live in Sonora, California. He often shares new posts on his Facebook page.