Divine DeliveranceBy Dr. David Biberstein g66 Published: Jun 21, 2020
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Upon returning from a trip to Peoria, Illinois where we had celebrated Joleen’s parents’ golden wedding anniversary, we observed there was water across the lane. It was almost midnight and we had not idea how deep the water was, so I yielded to my impetuous nature and tried to drive through it. My poor judgment resulted in the car getting stalled and water starting to come into the interior. Quickly our son, Thad, and I jumped into the icy water, ran to the barn, and returned with the tractor and pulled the car to the barn.
That night all three of us were very thankful for a 1946 Farmall B tractor, which I purchased from Albert Amstutz of Berne, Indiana. In Isaiah 43:2 the prophet wrote,
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over.”
Because of our physical experience, there words have greater spiritual relevancy. God’s children will never be swept away by the floodtide of human difficulties and problems. Somehow, in some way, the Lord will provide His own deliverance, enabling us to pass through. If need be He might even part the waters. After all, He’s done it before.
Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
God leads His dear children along:
Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night,
God leads His dear children along.
Some thru the water, some thru the flood,
Some thru the fire, but all thru the blood;
Some thru great sorrow, but God gives a song.
In the night season and all the day long.