The last few days have been crazy to say the least. I read Isaiah 43 this morning and it really hit me...so I'm sharing it :)
Isaiah 43: 1-3
But now, this is what the Lord says-
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
And when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
We are His--called by His name--precious and honored in His sight--redeemed--Loved!
God doesn't promise life to be all sunshine and rainbows--puppies and cookies and pink lemonade. We will encounter difficulties. Life can be messy. Things won't always go our way. But do not fear! When you're in the middle of a raging river, you will not be swept under....doesn't say that you won't get wet or have a hard time making it to the other side. Some fire will need to be crossed, but you won't get burned...doesn't mean it won't be hot or that you won't be scared out of your mind!
Difficulties will come and go, but God will bring us through! So, take a deep breath in and step on out---the water's fine!