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When I became a Christian, I felt that this verse was the perfect summary of my salvation experience. Before I understood my redemption in Christ, I was living under a huge burden of trying to be accepted by God. I never felt good enough for Him to accept me as a candidate for heaven. I was lonely and depressed.
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown” (Isa. 43:2, NLT).
Have you ever wondered what or who specifically helps us survive?
To be kind to someone who treats us badly is probably the hardest thing to do. When someone hurts you, the first thing you think of is to plan out your revenge. It takes self-control to honor God by learning to “turn the other cheek.”
God did not create humankind to eventually die. He created us to be immortal—life without an end.
I have a reminder on my phone with this verse, and I contemplate and pray it every morning. Being reminded daily that He affectionately cares and closely watches over me helps me grasp that there is nothing that gets past His loving attention.
En febrero, mi familia y yo experimentamos una de las peores tormentas de nieve de los últimos años.
I sometimes wonder about all the young prodigal sons and daughters of God who are wandering and lost in the world, just waiting to be found.
The faith that strengthened Habakkuk is the same faith that strengthens and sustains God’s people today.
When I read this verse, it reminds me that we can come to Jesus just as we are. There is no need to pretend like we have life all figured out or that we don’t have problems.