What would you say if I said, no matter what troubles you are facing, any really hard things you're walking through, that you are not alone?
A couple weeks ago, God kept presenting me with a particular Bible verse, meaning I came across it multiple times from different places all in a few days time. Then I realized that this recent picture of my 6 year old daughter hand-in-hand with her daddy while facing tremendous waters, was a beautiful illustration of the verse! God, our father, promises that when we pass through those waters (notice it does not say "if you pass through the waters" but "when"), He will be with us. He's right there holding our hand!
"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 43:2 (ESV translation)
-originally published April 3, 2012, but I needing reminding of this today-