Somebody Loves You - October 6, 2017

Feel like your Drowning?

He sent from above, He took me, He drew me out of many waters. - 2 Samuel 22:17

With heaven as God’s throne and earth as His footstool (Isaiah 66:1); God can, at any time, reach down from above and help rescue His people. Look at what God has done in your life and my life. Many times, I have been at the point of drowning; my problems and situations become like the waves that pull me under but God was there to help save me.

I relate myself to Peter, who had stepped out of the boat and walked out onto the stormy sea. When he took His eyes off Jesus and placed them on the storm that is when he began to sink. At the point of going under the waves, the Lord reached down and saved him (Matthew 14:28-31). When the sea was calmed the disciples understood who Jesus was: Then those who were in the boat came andworshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God” (Matthew 14:33).

When we take our eyes off Jesus, we quickly become overwhelmed by our circumstances––as if sinking in a stormy sea.  This is why it is so important to spend time in God’s Word building a relationship with Him.  We need to remember who He is: omnipotent––all powerful; omniscient ––all knowing and omnipresent––Jesus, God’s Son is always with me.

I am reminded of another important point as I read these verses;

Jesus was sent from above––He came from heaven to earth to be our Savior. First John 4:9 tells us:  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

When life makes you feel like you are drowning; remember who your God is and what your Lord has done for you. Keep your eyes on Jesus!

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
~Isaiah 43:2~

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