Saturday, April 27, 2013


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.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.
Psalm 40:2-3

There is so much flooding.  I have friends who don't have homes and family members who, a few years ago, had to be rescued from theirs.  
There is so much destruction, stress, sorrow, displacement.  People reach out to rescue...bless their hearts but the families still have to sort through what's left when the flood waters recede.

Life is like that.

When our lives are flooded, when we feel overwhelmed and are going under the third time, when we can't lift our heads because of sorrow and the flood waters of emotion rage over us...we can find hope.  Praise God, the Giver of Good Gifts, who rescues us from ourselves and our situations, who lifts our spirits, who gives us new songs of deliverance.  It doesn't happen without our asking and believing.  In so doing, He WILL help us.  He promised...
and usually our situation is even better than it was before the flood--a testament to our loving and caring God.

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