"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rives, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." -Isaiah 43:2
Lilias Trotter wrote in her journal: "The word God has given is 'passing through.' Passing 'through' the broken-up gate (Micah). Passing 'through' the stoning crowd (Luke). Passing 'through' the wall of waves (Hebrews 11). 'By faith they passed through'--not on one side, avoiding the place of difficulty, but through."
I am grateful that God guides me safely through times of trouble when I place my trust in Him.