God is our Redeemer. When we walk through the fire, he will be with us. There is nothing that we have to be afraid of because God is fighting for us. There will of course be twists and turns, setbacks and frustrations, confusions and crying out. But the truth of God as our Redeemer is that God will fight for us. God will rescue us. God will never abandon us: not to death, not to our own sins, not to sickness or trouble, not to betrayal, not to injustice and not even to our own well-deserved discipline.