He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. Micah 7:8NIV
Something about that verse calls to me, whispers like a balm to my soul… He reached down- it doesn’t say He waited for me to find Him, or He reached down once I got myself out of the mess, out of the rising water no, just the opposite.
He reached down… and took hold of me. My rescuer, when life’s storms rage around me and when I royally mess things up.
Do you ever feel like your in deep waters? The water keeps pounding against you, dragging you along and no matter how hard you try to kick, it’s never enough? Never enough to keep you above the water. Never enough to get you out of the water. Do you ever feel like your drowning? I know I do.
He drew me out of deep waters…
He does something I could never do. Pulls me like lifeguard from the water.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalms 40:2 NIV
He is my rescuer.
He drags me from the mud and pulls me from the waves.
And yet time after time we doubt His goodness, we doubt that He will save us, we believe this time it’s too bad, too hard, to fearsome for Him to save us. Why is that?
The bible is literally filled from cover to cover with the power of God over our messes, our storms, our problems. So why do we believe our problems are so much bigger? He’s never left me drowning under life’s waves or sinking into the muddy places in my life. No, He comes, to save me every time- even when I can’t see a way.
He brings hope to hopeless situations. He brings refuge to stormy places. He brings peace to my frayed places. And He brings Himself to me when I fall bruised and tired, wind tossed and wave-battered. He draws me close and whispers His promises to my heart, even in my darkest places. He stands beside me. He races like a loving parent to pluck me from the ground and strengthen me. He urges me forward, guiding me one step at a time don’t look at the waves look at me… He restores my soul when I am too tired to go on.