Wednesday, March 9, 2016

I'm Not Letting Go.



Remember that first time you took your little one swimming.  They wrapped their tiny legs and arms tightly around you and held on with all their might.  You entered the pool, lake or ocean walking slowly letting the water creep higher and higher.  At this point, your little one may have cried out in fear tightening their grip.  

 If you’re anything like me, this is when you began to speak reassuring words.  

"It's okay."

“You’re safe."

"I’ve got you."

"I’m not going to let go.    

The last thing we would ever do to a scared child is “let them go.” 

Then all too soon that same child will be doing cannonballs into the pool, drenching you with a wave of water followed by roaring laughter. (boys) 

Somewhere between the scared but trusting child holding on to you ‘part’ and the roaring with laughter ‘part’ is where most of us are in our walk with the Lord.  

We need to be reassured that when we let go and move out into the deep, God will hold us.    

Here are a few scriptures that remind us of that very thing:  
  •   Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? You are  there.  (Psalm 139)
  • for the Lord your God is the one who is going with you. He will not fail you or abandon you! (Deuteronomy 31:6)
  • no one can snatch us from the protection of God’s hand. (John 10:28)

Isaiah 41:13 in the Message Bible says this:

When you go out looking for your old adversaries  
you won’t find them—
Not a trace of your old enemies, 
 not even a memory.
That’s right. Because I, your God 
have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go.
I’m telling you, 
‘Don’t panic.  I’m right here to help you.’

This week you may have things that are holding you back, things you need to let go of.  It’s time.  Let go and cling to this truth…God’s not letting go of YOU!

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