Hello, John and
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
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
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
"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
eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my
hand. No one can undo what I have done."