Day 26: I trust You, Lord. I’m going through the fire, untouched. Isaiah 43:2
If God showed you that a fire would break out, but you would be ok, would you trust Him? What if he told you it was coming, but you’d go through it untouched, would you believe him?
Well this happen to a young lady. As she stood in her bathroom, brushing her teeth, she recalled an article her mom shared with her. The article asked a simple question: when going through a tragedy, what do you call out? Do you call on the name of Jesus or use some profanity? Do you tremble in fear or are you fearless with the Word?
Really, the thought process started with thinking about her place of employment and her desire to be released from it. As her thoughts drifted to the article, for what she thought felt like a few minutes, she was taken away. She was walking in her job’s office building, a few steps from her office. As she continued to walk, a fire broke out to her left. In a daze, she kept walking. The fire followed her as she rounded the corner. As she reached for her door to enter her office, the fire was upon her. She halted… hand on the door. Her mind quickly ran on the article: what will you do now? She quietly quote every word she could come up with. Words of victory not defeat. Words that could combat any fear.
As the fire got closer, she continued to call on the Word, speaking life into her situation. She closed her eyes for a brief moment in anticipation of being engulfed by the flames. She opened her eyes…just in time to see the flames wrap around her. She watched as her hand remained on the door, yet not even the heat of the fire bothered her. She was in an oval shaped ‘bubble’ or something, but the airspace around her was untouched.
As quickly as she was in the vision, she was out. Hand still on the toothbrush, she shook her head and continued brushing her teeth.
Two days after the vision (although she hadn’t yet realized she’d had an open vision), she finally discussed the vision with her husband because it would not leave her thoughts. As they tried to understand the vision, her husband (in all of his prophetic wisdom) proclaimed that he cannot imagine the fire meant a firing on the job. That was impossible!
A few days later, the young lady received a request for an impromptu meeting, and sure enough, she was fired from her job. She didn’t feel sadness, pain, nor betrayal. Instead, she felt a joy like no other. She felt free from bondage. She felt a release like no other. She felt relief! Light! Unshackled! As she drove home, she tried everything in her might to do what she felt was ‘normal’ and cry, but the tears wouldn’t come. How can one cry when they only felt joy and excitement?
Walking through the door to her home, she shared the news with her husband. She smiled. “God, showed me this and I feel great,” she told him.
Together, they sat down amazed. He was confused. “Why is she so happy?” he wondered. “She just got fired from her job.”
She nor her husband knew she was prophetic and had visions at that time. As they pieced together the events along with the vision, they came to a great realization: she’d gone through the fire untouched!
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2
You may be going through a hardship at this time, but when you come out on the other side, you will come out untouched. Not one hair on your body will be singed. Your clothes will not smell of what you have been through. You will come out untouched.
You don’t have to allow the weight of the burden to hold you down. Sometimes, because we are disobedient, we have to go through things we don’t want to have to endure. But know that God has promised that you will not be burned, neither shall the flame touch you. You will go through the ordeal and it will not overcome you. Allow the process to finish. Allow the cycle to go. Don’t try to stop it. As you go through your storm, remember words like:
- You are the head and not the tail - Deuteronomy 28:13
- No weapon formed against you shall prosper - Isaiah 54:17
- God hasn’t given you a spirit of fear - 2 Timothy 1:7
- You are a mountain mover - Mark 11:23
Trust that the fire will come (John 16:33), but you will go through it untouched.
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!