“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” (Psalm 18:16 NIV)
We have so many friends treading in deep water right now. Struggling with grief, illness, financial setbacks or family challenges.
I don’t know, is there something cosmic going on?
I’ve swam in some pretty deep waters also a few times as I’m sure you have. And in addition to the challenge, we can struggle with feeling like God has deserted us and left us all on our own.
Yet, this verse promises something very different. You may not understand why the struggle but you can find comfort knowing God is with you in it.
And not only is he with you but he will pull you out and set you on dry ground again.
Kind of like Peter, getting out of the boat to walk on the water to Jesus. Bad idea.
Yet, Jesus reached out his hand and lifted him up. Then they both walked on the water together and climbed in.
I’ve had a few of those Peter moments. And I’ll tell you when I’ve reached out, Jesus’ hand was always there.
What about you? Tired of swimming? Ready to walk back to the boat?