Whether as a solid, liquid or gas, the chemical formulation of water remains the same: two molecules of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Thus, whether heated, frozen, melted or condensed, water remains the very same substance. The same cannot be said of many other substances which have their internal structures permanently altered when subjected to any form of external pressure, heat, force or cold.
A proverb I heard from yesterday comes to mind
“Jade even when smashed, does not lose its colour, and bamboo even when burnt, does not curve at the joints”
Life has a cruel way of forcing us out of our identity, a funny way of making us forget that we are still jade because we have been smashed. Beloved, we are children of our father in heaven hence we ought to remain as a people who maintain this inherent identity in spite of the vicissitudes of life because like water, our internal structures stay intact regardless of external changes.
Ultimately, the outcome is the same : “God will come through for us”. We only have to bear in mind that we are still jade, and like bamboo, our joints are still straight and unbent. For herein lies the promise:
"When you go through deep waters and great trouble, 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 (Isaiah 43:2)
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God, (MSG)