Pass Through the Waters

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.  Isaiah 43:1-2

In 2010 a terrible rain storm devastated Nashville, Tennessee, and the surrounding area.

There were stories of people having their homes flooded, with water in the basement, the first floor, or the house flooded all the way up to the rooftop.

One story was of a woman who went into labor. A neighbor tried to drive the woman and her husband to the hospital, but they were unable to get out of their subdivision because of flood water. They went back home, and began to send out emails and text messages to locate a doctor. They found a high-risk OB-GYN doctor a few miles away. The two neighborhoods were separated by a torrent of floodwater.

The doctor waded through waist deep water to the other side – a feat in itself, since people died in the flood attempting to do the very same thing! The doctor delivered the baby by flashlight. Mom and baby were fine. 

How do you handle life’s storms? Do you go into survival mode and just wade through the flood? Or do you hide until the storm is over?

Remember God is with you through each storm and flood. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Have a great day and keep moving forward!