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. Isaiah 43:2
The Lord walks with us through all things. In this world we will have trouble, but we are to fear not because He has overcome the world. Often times the enemy will try to paralyze us with fear, confusion, and doubt. But everything that proceeds from the mouth of Satan is simply a lie. When we understand the authority we have through Jesus and who we are in Him, we will walk without fear. We will do all things in love, and it is the love of Christ that drives out all fear. So many in this world walk in fear because they are in bondage to the enemy. Satan imprisons people through fear. He plays on the insecurities of people and deceives them into believing that by indulging in the lust of the sinful nature that they will find contentment and fulfillment. But in the end it is simply a lie and deception. May we focus our hearts daily upon Jesus Christ and prepare our hearts for His soon coming return.