Isaiah 43:2 – When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
In the title, “Good times or bad times, He is always good” doesn’t really tell the truth because with God there are not any bad times. See, as humans we feel that sometimes things are going bad for us, or maybe we have been wronged; but no matter what we go through, God will help us, and in the end it is all for His glory. We are given a three true examples in this verse of God being with us and not just metaphors as some may think:
– “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee” –
Exodus 14 with Moses and the Red Sea.
– “Through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee” –
Joshua 3 as the Israelites crossed the Jordan
– “When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” –
Daniel 3 with the three Hebrew boys in the fire
This verse is special to me now more so than before because a few weeks ago we found out that my Dad had some cancer in a lymph node, and we were not sure just how bad it was or if it was anywhere else. God gave me this verse, and I shared it with my parents when we received the news to be a comfort to our family as we went through this seemingly trial in my Dad’s life. For now, he is cancer free; and we say God is good, but even if he still had cancer, God is good because when we are saved and God’s children, we will always be ok and come out great. The world may not always see it that way, but we know that His Word says “His ways are not our ways and his thoughts not our thoughts.” He has promised to take care, and we must just trust Him in any trial we may think we are in.