This is one of my go-to's in the Old Testament. It is powerful yet gentle. It helps me understand that the biggest, most-powerful, mightiest, strongest God is simultaneously capable of holding my fragile, broken life in His hand: But now [your name] listen to the Lord who created you. O [your name], the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43

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1. Chris wrote:
Great reminder Heather!! Thank you.

February 15, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

2. Victoria wrote:
<3!! Do you remember the Christian song that was of this scripture? It used to be sung at churches in the 90's. I have been looking for it for years and can't find anything on it.

My mom passed away from liver cancer 10 years ago and I have had a dream of her calling me and singing this song to me over my answering machine several times. She tells me that it is important and that I never forget it. Then I wake up. The first time I had the dream I wrote the lyrics down from memory. Then I found out it was a song from church. I wasn't there when my mother passed, thank God, I was at school. But I found out a year later, from my old paster who was there, that they played that song on repeat to comfort my mother until she was with the lord.

I don't think my mother is reaching out to me from beyond the grave. But I do believe this has been a message over time from God, who used a voice he knew I would listen to.

Thanks for the post!

Victoria McGovern

Child I have redeemed you
I have called you by name
Now you are mine
When you walk through the waters
I will be there
And through the flames
And you will not no way be drowned
And you will not no way be burned
For I am with you

February 15, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

3. Jenny Quintero-Ayala wrote:
I am a thyroid cancer survivor. At that time read the bible feeling afraid and looking for comfort. God gave me the promise in Psalm 118: 17. I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done. That healing was amazing for my family and me in all the aspects of our lives. Today, I declare the same promise for my health because He is powerful and eternal.

Psalm 4: 8. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

February 15, 2011 @ 12:43 PM

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