When you go through deep waters

When you go through deep waters,
    I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
    you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
    you will not be burned up;
    the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2

Have you been through deep waters lately? Have you struggled over and over and just can’t seem to shake it off? Well I have and it’s been rough. It’s not so much the physical problems usual people go through, but the spiritual battles we as believers face daily. God says He never EVER gives us what we can’t handle. He gives us the supernatural strength we need to get through this crazy life! I feel the older I get the harder and more difficult my life gets. I look back to when I was a little girl and think, ” Wow, I had it so easy!” But when I was little I thought my life was so hard. I look back to when I first turned 16 and thought my life was very hard. But now that i’ m 18 I feel like life just got really slow, but i’m seeing the difficulty ahead of me now that i’m about to go to college. I have a lot more to learn and a lot more battles to overcome. It can be very overwhelming. But the Lord will never give me what I can’t handle. I have to remain faithful. I can’t keep my eyes fixed on the future, but only fix my eyes on the One who holds my future in His hands. He will take us through deep waters to show us that we knew how to swim all along. We just needed to let Him do His job by letting Him let go so we can have faith knowing that He might let go but He will never let us sink into death. He promises everlasting life! We shouldn’t worry about the future! And I know everyone does, it’s human nature to worry… But it’s Gods will and His will alone, so why should we worry? If only we would just take a deep breath and let go and trust and stand strong and pray without ceasing! God is GOOD! He is mighty, and mighty to save. We cannot continue to walk through life stuck in our own self pity and selfishness! We need to give it up and let it go! Worship, worship Him with your whole heart. Go into your secret place and worship Him and pray to Him. He will give you peace. He will take you through the deep waters, through the rivers of difficulty, and walk us through the flame of oppression, but He will never leave us nor forsake us! The enemy will try anything to remove us from His love, to keep us from realizing that we won’t drown. He screams inside and declares that we are FREE! The Lords shout overcomes the enemies whisper. The Devil is a liar, and he seeks only to destroy you. God won’t let you go without a fight! Trust Him! He is faithful and He will protect you from the enemy, just let go of your flesh and cling to the truth! The storms will rage, but God is faithful.

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” John 14:27

Olivia Allen