Isaiah 43:2 says, “fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you..." That's what God told the people of Israel and He's telling us the same thing. Do you know God is with you? Do you know He will never leave you or forsake you? Do you know you can make it through that river, valley, ocean, sea, whatever body of water that may be trying to overwhelm you? Nothing and I mean nothing, is too big for the Lord. Do you hear me? So you must continue on. It doesn't matter how difficult things seem. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy is most definitely coming (Psalm 30:5). I'm telling you. I remember when I was in so much pain physically, I didn't know how I was going to get through. I had to pass a fitness test and I had not practiced like I should have before the test. Every lap around that track was so hard. My head was throbbing. I wanted to stop so many times. I just prayed out loud as I painfully crossed over each line of completion. I ended up finishing with a great time. It was a painful lesson of preparation and that's for another blog post, but let me tell you this: all the pain was worth my wonderful finish. All of the pain was worth me writing to you right now that you too will get through any pain, heartache, trauma, or what may have you. You will come out smelling like a rose, because as Isaiah 43:2 reminds us, God is with us in the rivers and they shall not overwhelm us. That's it. Believe it.
Hear what Sha Sha has to say about making it through the waters. Sha Sha is my avatar, so her face is based on my face and the voice you hear is actually me speaking through her.
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