Never too Deep

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My youngest, Oliver, has moments where he gets nervous in a pool.  His arms wrap tightly around me and he quite literally climbs up on me if I try to loosen my hold on him.  I remember one time this summer when he did this.  I looked him in the eyes and said, “Oliver, it is okay.  I promise I will not let you drown and I will be right here holding you.  Just trust me.  The water is shallow…try to stand.”  He held on tighter and whimpered until finally he slowly slid down into the water and touched the bottom.  His eyes lit up and he said, “Mommy!  I can stand.”

Many times I feel the same way as Oliver when I believe God leading me to do something.  It isn’t easy when He wants to take you out of your comfort zone.  My fear always deceits me and tells me the waters are too deep and I will drown.  But I know the fear is not from God.  I know when He is leading me the waters will never be too deep.  He will never let me drown.

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