Fresh Hope – 19th May 2017

Have you ever felt as though you’re treading through deep waters? Have you ever felt as though you’re sinking in the waters of life, unable to rise up out of them?

Maybe you think that God is taking you into the deep so that you can drown. I want to suggest to you that He’s taking you there because He knows your enemies can’t swim.

Wherever you find yourself today, whether you’re enjoying the mountaintop views or whether you’re paddling for your life, know that God has you where He has you for a purpose.

God wants to take you to places you’ve never been before, to heights you’ve never experienced – but so often, we see God as the God of the destination, but fail to recognise He’s also the God of the detour. And that detour sometimes leads you into the deep.

It’s in those moments you have to realise that God has brought me here, not to punish me, but to protect me.

I want to encourage you today to remind yourself constantly that He is with me, He is for me, He will never leave me nor forsake me, and wherever my feet tread, God is right there by my side.

Caleb Burchell

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