“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 shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; Isa 43:1-3
In light of all the flooding in East and Southeast Texas, I am reminded of this scripture. It is a promise that God committed Himself to keep and the Bible gives evidence of this.
You read in Exodus how the Israelites walked through dry land in the midst of deep water.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego found God with them when condemned to a fiery death.
I believe God is with us through every disaster. I see Him showing up in the people that headed straight to the flooded areas of Texas and Louisiana; strangers using their own vehicles, boats, gas, and resources to rescue others.
For those not able to go and rescue, they donate food, clothing, and money for the relief of others.
You see God in the face of a man that helps someone off a roof saying, “I’ve got you!” (You are mine)
You see God when a woman throws a blanket around the wet shoulders of a flood victim and says, “I’ve got you! (You are mine)
You see God in the ones lifting up a wheelchair confined man into the back of a tall truck.
God shows Himself through people taking time out of their day to rescue and save lives.
God says, “I’ve got you. You are mine!”