The 2-year old little girl and her mother weren’t even a half-a-foot deep yet, but the mom was steadily trying to guide the little girl into the water. The girl would have none of it.
She was yelling her head off and crying.
I don’t want to!
I’m afraid of what will happen!
Will I be okay?
Will I make it?
Many of us are like this little girl. We aren’t even a foot deep into a horrible situation and we’re sure we are dying! The worst shark is about to come and rip off our legs. The rip current will pull us out into the tides. We don’t know what is in that water…
This little girl, toe in the water, gripped her mother and screamed.
The mother, like a lifeguard, held her. And, then I heard her speak words of comfort, “You are safe, I am right here.”
I didn’t look long enough to see if the girl calmed down, but I did stop to think about her calming words, because isn’t this how God speaks to us?
“You are safe,” “You will be okay”, “I am right here.”
When we know He is near, fear disappears. God has this. God is bigger than what I face. Earthly circumstances don’t move me because God owns the Earth.
This doesn’t mean we won’t walk through tough stuff, but knowing who we are walking with changes everything.
The Resurrection Life Power.
The Hope of Glory.
He is with us.
“I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Ps. 16:8)
We can be a child in the arms of our BIG daddy-God. He is near when we fear. He is a help in a time of trouble. He knows what is in the waters He is leading us through. He is famous for parting Red Seas. He is notorious for making fish show up out of nowhere. He is remembered for walking on water.
What can our God not do, when we trust Him? When we know that He is close? When we remember how much He cares?
Prayer: Father God, you are amazing. You want me. You care for me. You chose me. You still want me. Help me to trust that you are near to me. Help me to not be shaken and to walk with you, through all things. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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