“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10)
In learning to swim, our children all feared learning to float. In learning to float, they needed to lie still and allow the water to support them. Whether on their backs or faces, it seemed frightening to trust in the water. This flowing liquid seemed too unstable to hold their weight.
They first trusted me to hold them up then gradually trusted the water’s ability. Once able to float, it became such a joy and a way to rest when weary from stroking. They could lay back, relax, and look at the blue sky above.
Many people hesitate to trust God because it frightens them to rely on a God who is Spirit. Without seeing him they find it hard to believe in his power or loving care.
Yet, when we put our trust in God, and the living waters of Christ, it brings such joy! Like floating in water: God surrounds us, cleanses us, and supports us. Take time today to rest in God and let him support you and carry the weight of your troubles.
Karen Whiting (www.karenwhiting.com) is an international speaker, author of fifteen books, and former television host. Her book, The 365 Most Important Bible Passages for Women, is in its fifth printing.