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Is It Possible to Find Comfort While In a Trauma?

Today I'm thinking about one of my favorite Scriptures from Isaiah.  It reads this way:

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel:  Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.  (Isaiah 43:1-2)

This passage of Scripture has always comforted me.  Even though I know that Isaiah meant these words for the people of Israel, I also hear them personally, as though the Lord is telling ME to “Fear not, because He has redeemed ME."  And that no matter what life events come my way – even the traumatic ones – the Lord will never leave my side.  Since I believe that that is true, I am comforted.  And somehow my faith grows.

If we sort of back out of the Book of the...

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