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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Feeling Like You're About To Drown?

You've been feeling like you're in the midst of one storm with herpes and now the world is hit another evil illness, covid-19. You may be in prayer now against two ailments or maybe you're dealing with losing your job because of the pandemic. Then on top of losing your job, you're wondering how you're going to pay the bills, feed the kids, SURVIVE? It's like one storm after another. How much can one person take?

I remember when I was diagnosed with herpes in 2011, within one second my entire life changed and I faced what felt like the greatest storm of my life. I lost a portion of my health, my love at the time, my connection with others (because I couldn't bring myself to tell anyone), and my sight of the future. It was actually multiple storms in one. Then, a month and half later, my sin caught up with me again and I got into major legal trouble and had a court date on my hands. One tsunami after another, how was this happening TO ME?? I literally felt like I was drowning. Maybe that's how you're feeling right now. Your life is taking one hit after another and you're at the point of giving up.

I want to encourage you with a scripture I came across in Psalm 93:2-4:

Your (God's) throne is established from old, you are everlasting. The floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD ON HIGH IS MIGHTIER than the noise of many waves, yea than the mighty waves of the sea.

In this scripture we have David reflecting on when he felt like he was drowning. The floods of life lifted up their voice (the voice sounds like worry, fear, anxiety, discouragement, disappointment, depression, hopelessness) and the floods lifted up their waves (circumstance after circumstance, bad news after bad news, wave after wave). He was surrounded by water, the waves were much stronger than him and the current was too much for him to swim through. The voices of the floods made it difficult to hear the voice of God, but he remembered THE LORD ON HIGH IS MIGHTIER than the noise of many waves! In the midst of his flood, he may not have been able to feel God or even hear God, but he KNEW God and recalled on what He KNEW to be His truth over the floods. His KNOWLEDGE of God being MIGHTIER became his life jacket! 

God IS NOT A FEELING. John 4:24 says, God is a SPIRIT: and they that worship him must worship him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. We don't worship or believe God through feeling, not even through hearing, but by yielding our spirits to HIS TRUTH. If we know His truth that alone is enough to keep us a float above the waves. That is enough to save us. That is enough to stop us from drowning. Right now God's truth is that HE IS MIGHTIER than herpes, corona, job loss, financial strain, and whatever other storm is trying to take you over. Repeat this scripture everyday if you have to, and soon this truth will be louder than the noises of the waves and your faith will be mightier than the height of the waves. 

God's word is your life jacket, in Jesus you will not drown!

May your hope be in Jesus Christ,


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