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DEEP

   Posted by: pastordiehl   in Trials of Our Faith

Some years ago a speedboat driver who had recently survived a racing accident told of his experience. He had been at near top speeds when his boat veered slightly and hit a wave at a dangerous angle. The combined force of his speed and the size and angle of the wave sent the boat spinning crazily into the air. He was thrown from his seat and propelled deeply into the water – so deeply, in fact, that he had no idea which direction the surface was. He had to remain calm and wait for the buoyancy of his life vest to begin pulling him up. Once he discovered which way was up, he could swim for the surface.

Sometimes we find ourselves surrounded by confusing options, too deeply immersed in our problems to know “which way is up”. When this happens, we too can remain calm, waiting for God’s gentle tug to pull us in the proper direction. Our “life vest” may be other Christians, scripture, or some other leading from the Holy Spirit, but the key is recognizing our dependency upon God and trusting him.

“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand” (Psalm 40:2).

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rob green
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This article really allowed the Spirit to bear witness in my spirit. Thanks for sharing it, Pastor.

September 8th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

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