Isaiah 43 to 45 God is our Protector
I am God, and there is no one else. He alone is God. It is because He is God, He will and can protect us. Whether it is water as in the Red Sea or the fiery furnace as the Three Hebrew Children faced in Babylon, God was there, and He will be there for you. Hagar faced loneliness and fear of the unknown but came to understand He is “El Roi,” the God who sees me. Just as a parent holds the hand of a child God is holding on to yours with His loving hand of protection.
But, it isn’t just fire or water. We can trust that wherever we are, God is there. Isaiah wanted the children of Israel to know this truth: “When you pass through the waters, I am with you; when you pass through the streams, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk in the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you.” [Is 43:2]
Has the enemy come to frighten you and to demoralize you? These examples should be in your memory arsenal. Remember, the Holy One of Israel is by your side protecting you. You are never alone as you trod this earthly land; God is with you, and He promises: you will hear a word spoken behind you; “this is the way, walk in it, whether you are heading to the right or left.” [Is 30:21]