I had a sad conversation with one of my grandchildren recently, who said very somberly, “Gramma, sometimes this world scares me.” I know what was meant. Lots of scary things—like terrorist attacks, major storms, or evil actions—happen, and we don’t have any control over any of it. Back during a dark, scary, uncertain time in my life I clung to these scriptures from Isaiah and claimed them as my promise from God: no matter what I face, He will be with me, because I am His and He is mine. There are very few sureties in life (besides “death and taxes,” my mother would say), but I know without even a smidgen of doubt, the Holy One of Israel, my Savior, is with me through the waters, the rivers, and the fires. Resting in that truth eases my fear.