"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 for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life."
"Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west."
"The Christian prays for fuller manifestations of Christ's power, and glory, and love to Him; but he is often not aware that this is in truth praying to be brought into the furnace; for in the furnace only it is that Christ can walk with His friends, and display, in their preservation and deliverance, His own almighty power. Yet, when brought thither, it is one of the worst parts of the trial that the Christian often thinks himself for a time at least, abandoned."