With all that is taking place right now in this world; we can have moments when we feel as if we are caught between a rock and a hard place…one for which we can’t escape. Moments such as these can make us feel as if we will fall to a place of no return…a place where the hope we once clung to…seems to be no more.
This morning, as I was preparing to begin my writing…I opened my Bible and found a Bible reference (Isaiah 43:2) written in the front cover… and this is what it said… “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”
I don’t know about you; but from past experience, I have come to see that when I have walked through a fiery trial…or have experienced the troubled waters of circumstance; that these can be the moments that can make life seem so final…as if there is no means of escape. I guess what causes us to feel this way; is because we are looking too much and too deeply into the flames of that fiery trial. I have also come to see that when a trial places us in a troubled sea...where the waves of circumstance can seem so overpowering; then these can also be moments, when we can feel as if we are going down for the last time.
The hope and encouragement that I would like to leave with you today; is that when you feel as if you are in over your head…just know that God will be there…and when you feel as if the circumstance has placed you between a rock and a hard place…where life seems to have come to a dead end…just know that God will come and make a way. You say Diane, how do you know this? Because my past circumstances have thrown me many times into the troubled waters…and I have even experienced moments that made me feel lost and alone, while being surrounded by each terrifying storm of circumstance; but it was through these times that I truly came to see that it was God who never walked away…and it was God who always remained faithful.
You know…we might as well face it…we just aren’t strong enough to handle life on our own…and the problems we face definitely can’t help us, which can make us feel as if we are falling into a deep pit of total destruction; but I know One who has a greater strength…a strength that can lift us out of the troubled waters of despair, while shielding us from the flames of affliction.
No matter what you may be facing today, just know that you are never alone. Even though moments such as these can make us feel alone…God is there…waiting for us to call out to Him for help…and once we do; that is when He will come running…to rescue us from the moments that can seem so overpowering.
Have a very blessed day…and ALWAYS know that God is there for you!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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