Your trials are measured.

We will not be hit with circumstances that are insurmountable. God is better than the best parent.  He will not throw us in water that is 6 ft deep knowing we are only 4 ft tall and unable to swim. If by chance we find ourselves in water that seems much too deep, our Father in Heaven is strong enough to swim for us, we just have to hold on.

Relaxing by the pool for the first time this year, awakens warm childhood memories. I have always loved the beauty of glistening blue water! I recall the summer when I first sheepishly crept in a pool with my mother.  She made sure I did not venture off into a depth beyond my height.  In this nostalgia, I am reminded that our troubles in life are measured.

One of my fondest childhood memories is swimming at the Doctor’s Cave beach in Montego Bay Jamaica with my Dad. Well, he swam, I just rode on his back. It was thrilling! We ventured out into the deep part of the sea. If ever I became fearful, Dad would say, “don’t be afraid, just hold on you are safe with me.” I would then relax and enjoy the ride. Dad was with me and he was swimming for us, I just had to hold on.

I have been holding on in faith to God throughout my recovery.  I believe God doesn’t allow us to be tested or tempted beyond what we can endure, (1 Corinthians 10:13). Our difficulties are measured. Yet, more than a few times, I have felt like I’ve been in water much too deep for me. In these times, however, I have felt God carrying me, saying to me, “don’t be afraid, just hold on, you are safe with me.”

You are not alone. If you trust Him, God will carry you through your difficulty.

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown… Isaiah 43:2 NLT