Isaiah 43:2c-3a contains this specific phrase to talk about how God is our protection, cover, and shield from the fire. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. 3 For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
If there were a fire, I think we would run at panic pace to get as quickly away to safety. But when God is our Savior, we can walk protected through the fires of affliction. The verse doesn’t talk about the fire being put out, but that when the fire is there, we are protected and won’t be consumed by it. We will not run amok in fear. And that is because God, the Holy One of Israel is our Savior. The word “when” instead of “if”.. you walk through the fire means that it is certain that walking through the fire is part of our journey. And when that happens, God is there to keep us from being burned.
Dear Lord, thank you for your protection through the fires of our lives.
SONG: FEAR NOT FOR I HAVE REDEEMED YOU