He will pass through the fire, but not be burned.
Those are the words I felt were impressed upon my heart two days ago.
"But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel:
'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you"
This week I have been thinking about God's preparation. For many weeks I have been preparing for a women's conference that my best friend, Alisa, and I were planning for 9/11 & 9/12. God had been taking me in directions that I had never traveled as far as studying His Word and writing teaching notes. Numerous times, I had retreated to my "prayer closet," the SECRET PLACE, and lain prostrate before God, seeking Him, worshipping Him, listening to Him.
Last week I realized that the preparation for the conference was actually preparation for what we are going through now with Andrew's situation. The report is he has an inoperable stage 4 brain tumor. It is in the white matter of his brain which is why it is inoperable. The oncologist does not offer much hope. (I detest even writing that but want you to know what we are dealing with.)
BUT WE ARE GOING WITH GOD ON THIS. WE BELIEVE HIS REPORT.
Each day the Holy Spirit speaks another LIFE GIVING WORD FROM THE LIVING WORD. Sometimes one of our family members will tell us what they are feeling and the Word that is coming to them and it is the same scripture or impression that I or my husband has been sensing for that day. THAT'S GOD.
Sometimes I will receive a comment or an email with a scripture that is like God answering my present question.
Yesterday morning I woke up with this, "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen" Eph. 3:20-21.
I have also been thinking about some of the entries that I have posted on this blog over the past year. This one has had me thinking for a couple of day, especially in the light of Isaiah 43:1-2.
And now this is it for me: "And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, 'Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?' They answered and said to the king, 'True, O king.'
'Look!' he answered, 'I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.'"
He will pass through the fire, but not be burned...because Jesus is in the middle of the storm with Andrew. Don't give up on YOUR miracle. We aren't giving up on THE MIRACLE FOR ANDREW.