Monday, April 7, 2014

You know how, at times, all the pressures, trials, turbulence, and unexpected vicissitudes of life can approach ya like a mad alley dog.

You know how they can threaten to wash us away, or overwhelm us along with our loved ones. Be strong in the Lord. We all need to be and people are watching how we'll respond to it all. Read the red and pray the price.. if ya will. 

Seems kinda like when I'm swimming out in the cold Colorado River at the time when mountain snow melts, and it's tryin' hard to put some distance between me and my loved ones on the banks. Makes me wanna scratch, and claw my way back to the side before that wooden train bridge is upon me. 

"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."

Seems like those currents of sorts that wanna sweep us away in a strong rip-tide at the beach after those guys on the wooden tower erected a bright warning flag in the sand.
During these pressurized-times is when God continues to hang-in there close with us; He holds on and won't let go of ya. He speaks comfort to us in His Word. Tells us not to fear gobs of times. Won't split, get ticked off, ditch, or bail out on us. He refuses to leave us there to deal with things according to our own devices when the world tells us to do what it tells us to do. Won't let us just suffer there all alone without any answers. He gives em, but doesn’t promise to quickly remove us out of all our trials. Does allow some suffering and you know why - think on really pure gold. Yes, God does promise to remain tight with you, to be present there with us, and to guide us every step along the way!
So be encouraged to hold on to Him with all ya got, and to sing praises to the Lord when things get lookin’ kinda ugly or weird, for He alone is our great companion, and constancy! Remember Jesus, His great love on the Cross, and that hollow place in the cold rocky Israeli ground where He came out alive. What's on your heart and mind, and matters to His heart, believer cuz He ain't yet done with ya.

"Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, 'I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote,

God is there, ready to help;
I’m fearless no matter what.

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