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In the Fires

A housefire is an eye-opening experience, especially when it's the house you've lived in.


Five years ago today, we experienced a long-burning housefire which, though traumatic, brought more light on the fact that the Lord is always with us...even in the fires.

All of my family was unharmed. This was God's choice for our particular housefire, and we praise Him for His mercies.


Housefires are hard, yet life is full of fires of various sorts. Some of your fires do not have any visible flame or smoke for others to know. Sadly, some of your fires have no human first responders ready on the spot to help. Some of your fires burn long and furiously far past the length of a housefire. Some fires in life that come are so hot and thick that a housefire seems like a mere bump in the road.

Whatever fire you walk through, the Lord has promised He is with us. We are never in the fire alone. Have I ever felt alone? Of course, I have, but I have come to know and feel Jesus with me at some point in every fire.

Do you know the Lord? Do you know He is with you and for you... even in the fires?

"In the Fires"


In the fires that consume our earthly goods...

In the fires that burn off the inner dross...

In the fires that others can smell and see...

In the fires of private pain and loss...


•••》The Lord is with me.


In the fires of human sinful woe...

In the fires of adversity all around...

In the fires of what's beyond our control...

In the fires of world news and minds unsound...


•••》The Lord is with me.


In the fires of grief so deep...

In the fires of dreams left unfulfilled...

In the fires of continual overwhelm...

In the fires of normal activity stilled...


•••》The Lord is with me.


In the fires of unanswered questions...

In the fires of others' unsupportive frown...

In the fires of nothing left to give...

In the fires of my own thoughts cast down...


•••》The Lord is with me!


In the fires ofvspeaking truth in love...

In the fires of suffering long...

In the fires of betrayal or lies...

In the fires of the heart's stolen song...


•••》The Lord is with me!


In the fires of sad goodbyes...

In the fires of relationships strained...

In the fires of prejudice felt...

In the fires of purposes restrained.


•••》The Lord is with me!


In the fires of growing loneliness...

In the fires of feeling forsaken...

In the fires of a crazy world...

In the fires of my world shaken...


•••》 The Lord is with me! ~JLW


"But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 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 43:1-2 KJV

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