Sunday, September 16, 2007


"LIfe can sometimes make us feel like we're in over our heads, but the reality is that, without God, we're always in over our heads. For example, a little three year old girl felt secure in her father's arms as Dad stood in the middle of a swimming pool. But Dad, for fun, began walking slowly toward the deep end, as the water rose higher and higher on the child. The girl's face registered increasing degrees of panic, as she held all the more tightly to her father, who, of course easily touched the bottom. Had the little girl been able to analyze her situation, she'd have realized there was no reason for her increasing fear. The water's depth in ANY part of the pool was over her head. For her, safety anywhere in that pool depended on Dad.
At various points in our lives, all of us feel we're getting 'out of our depth,' or 'in over our heads.' There are problems all around....and our temptation is to panic, because we feel we've lost control. But think about it- just like the child in the pool, the truth is we've never been in control when it comes to life's most crucial elements." ~Joyce Meyer

~ The part of this that hit me, was the realization that the girl would've been in over her head at any part of the pool, that she needed her Dad to be holding her up even in the shallower waters. At times when life seems more peaceful, it seems easy to forget that God is there still holding my head above the waters, they just aren't as dark and tumultuous, so I don't notice my needs as greatly, or cling as tightly. The irony is that my need is just as great, and it is never myself that I can be depending on.



Blogger Larissa said...

thanks for the reminder, kristin. that is so true. i loved that story and how it really shows that our need for God is always there, not just when we feel like we're going through tough times.

4:54 PM

Blogger urban mama said...

This is really good. Thank you for this uplifting story. I needed it right now.

5:47 PM

Blogger Annie said...

Awesome, and so true. Thank you for this - I needed to hear it, too.

10:16 PM

Anonymous kricketd said...

I wish I had something more profound to add, but it's true, I think we all forget that we are always over our heads. I tend to think that if things aren't too bad, I can handle them. The problem with that is, things get worse sometimes gradually, and I forget to lean on God all together. Then there I am thrashing about in the deep end thinking I'm gonna drown, when God is right there arms open waiting for me to come to Him so He can hold me up. I know I'm rambling.

10:23 PM

Blogger kddub said...

I thought it was good too!

6:52 AM

Blogger Grace said...

Another GREAT post! SO true...

8:47 PM


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