I remember tumbling, rolling, being tossed around in the waves of what felt like the angry sea…and then being rescued. Have you ever been rescued from a terrifying situation? Maybe you haven’t had a terrifying experience and experienced a form of rescuing like I just mentioned, but let’s face it: Life can really toss us here and there, placing us in need of a rescuing, right?
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That memory I shared in the beginning happened when I was just 13 years old – a very long time ago, I assure you😊 Even though it was years ago, I remember the terror, but even more vividly, I remember the rescuing.
God’s word is like that; it rescues us…from making bad choices as well as from the bad choices of others; it always rescues in times of our greatest need. His Word is truly the life preserver for every single one of us.
It just takes us reaching out – opening it up – and acknowledging it and receiving it. When someone gives you a gift, do you refuse it or do you extend your hand to take it?
As I was finishing up my Bible study one evening – I hadn’t finished it in the morning but have been wanting to get in a nightly habit of taking in His Word as well as in the morning – I received TWO rescues! I was so grateful and humbled at the same time. How many times do I need to be reminded that He’s never left? I ask myself as I write this. The response is even sweeter – no I’m not answering myself 😊 – “I’ll do it as many times as necessary; I will never leave you or forsake you or leave you the way that you are.”
As I read and re-read these rescues, I felt as though a life vest had lifted me up and out of the stormy sea I find myself in, almost as if I could walk on water. Here are my two rescues:
Genesis 15:1 (paraphrased as I put my struggle in it) I am your shield, Kim, your exceedingly great reward [for all you are going thru]. And Matthew 10:26 [again paraphrased with my stuff in it] Therefore, do not fear them [the enemy’s schemes and lies] for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and nothing hidden that will not be known.
Are you in need of a rescuing, my friend? His Word is waiting to just that for you!