Each one of us has experienced difficult times in our lives, and some of us may be going through a painful time right now. But God himself hears our cries for help and he knows and understands our weaknesses.
In Isaiah 54, the Lord says, “It is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flames and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc; no weapon forged against you will prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.”
Not only is the person that forges weapons under Gods control, the one who uses the weapons against us is as well. God knows everything that can possibly be known about the weapons being made and how they will be used against us. There is nothing outside of his ability to control.
We do know that there is an enemy that is actively scheming to destroy us, this fight is not one of flesh and blood but against powers, and against the darkness of this world. We cannot sit back and relax, the evil one is plotting to destroy our relationship with God.
Right now, the evil one is crafting and forging weapons against each one of us. Our weaknesses are being studied and mapped, our vulnerabilities are being observed. The evil one is looking for activities that can shake our faith and bring us down to our knees. He is designing weapons that are best fitted to destroy our defenses and spiral us into confusion and defeat.
But when God does not desire something to be, it simply can not be. It doesn’t matter how the evil one huffs and puffs, or what the doctor tells you, or what your financial report says. It does not matter how much evil surrounds you, the only thing that matters is what God has ordained.
If God says that nothing evil will harm you, than nothing will.
A few chapters earlier in Isaiah 43:2, we read these empowering words, “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.”
So if you are facing deep water, rivers, or fires this week, rest in knowing that you have the best life insurance policy in the world. You are covered completely by the power of God.