Michael Colunga (16 July 2011)
"For those assailed by doubts..."

Hello, John and Doves,
For those assailed by doubts, we need the shield of faith [Ephesians 6:16].  Remembering that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God [Romans 10:17], please consider the following verses.
First, we observe that the Psalms correlate to the years in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  As such, Psalm 43 speaks of a period right in the middle of World War II, which at that point--to some of those who witnessed it--seemed that it might last forever.
The interesting thing is that Isaiah 43 has something to say about that time as well.
Here is the thinking.  Isaiah, chapter 43 "maps onto" [a term in mathematical set theory] the 43rd book of the Bible, the Gospel according to John.  This Gospel account shows Yeshua as God who became man.  As such, He is our ransom [Isaiah 43:4--by extension].  Thus, we are continually being ransomed out of difficulties by His one time sinless sacrifice that transcends all time.
So, here goes:
    "When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.  When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.  When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you."
    "From eternity to eternity I am God.  No one can snatch anyone out of my hand.  No one can undo what I have done."
                                                                                                            Isaiah 43:2,13
Baruch HaShem Adonai,
Mike C.