I remember how You told me
That life may not be easy
And everything that I need
You've already given me
I remember how You told me
I can trust You completely
So why am I doubting
When You proved that You'd fight for me?
You've walked me through fires
Pulled me from flames
If You're in this with me
I won't be afraid
When the smoke billows higher, oh and higher
And it feels like I can barely breathe
I'll walk through these fires
Cause You're walking with me
I'm changed by Your mercy
Covered by Your peace
I'm living out the victory
Doesn't mean I won't feel the heat
I can face anything
Cause You're here with me
I can do all things
Cause You strengthen me
I remember how You showed me
The price of my redemption
Lord, how could I question
When You proved that You'd die for me?
We live in a fallen world. By 'fallen' I mean we have separated ourselves from God. The choice to disobey Him was made in the Garden of Eden, which allowed sin to enter our lives. Sin has brought upon us all kinds of trials and tribulations (fires). But God, through His Son, Jesus, has given us hope and shows us that there is a light at the end of our life's tunnel.
His Word, the Bible, tells us all we need to know. It tells us life may not be easy. "In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." - John 16:33. It tells us that we have everything we need to live a life pleasing to Him. "His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." - 2 Peter 1:3. That if we seek His kingdom first, all other things will be given to us. "Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all other things will be added to you." - Matthew 6:33.
The Word tells us that we can trust Him completely. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will keep your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6. That nothing will prevail against us. "No weapon forged against you will prevail." - Isaiah 54:17. It tells us that God will fight for us. "The Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." - Deuteronomy 20:4.
His mercy changes us from the inside out. "You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you." - Psalm 86:5. His peace covers us. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." - John 14:27. We are living out the victory through our faith in Him. "Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith." - 1 John 5:4.
Will we get through this life unscathed? No! But we now have divine courage, strength, and hope. "We do not lose heart. though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day." - 2 Corinthians 4:16. We are able to face anything that comes against us. "I can do all things through him who gives me strength." - Philippians 4:13.
He shows us the price He paid for our redemption. "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8. He tells us about the plans He has for each of our lives. "I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11.
Oh, yes! He walks us through our fires, even when the smoke billows higher and higher.
So, are you walking through your fires?
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