Isaiah 43: 2-4. “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. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in My sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.”
Notice that God never says He will prevent His people from having to endure troubles and trials. He says He will walk through those trials with them. He promises that they will not be consumed by the trial. Even in death, a believer looks forward to being with the Savior.
For a discussion of ransom and redemption, please go back to yesterday’s post. You can find it at the bottom of this post; just click on the arrow pointing backward with the title “Reassurance.”
When you consider the trials that Israel has endured down through the centuries, including the last century when Hitler made an open and persistent effort to wipe the Jews out of existence, it is clear that God has kept His promise to His people. Keep in mind that He does so not because they are good, but because He is good. He is a God Who keeps His promises, even when His people forsake theirs.