When I’m on a boat or ship, I like seeing the life preserver rings and lifeboats scattered about the ship. Not only are they interesting, but they are comforting. If the boat has trouble, we have a plan. And knowing that we have a plan, I can relax and enjoy my time on the boat.
In life, it’s not always so easy. I look about frantically for the life preserver ring, for the lifeboat that will magically whisk me away from troubles. Being a Christian is not a magic cure for “no more troubles.” In fact, Jesus said once, “In this world you will have trouble.” But then He finished by saying, “But take heart, for I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33) He’s bigger than what I see now; His gaze and reach and scope is so much more. He’s there to rescue me, save me, and keep me from drowning, but these everyday troubles sometimes remain because He knows that it strengthens me and makes me more like Him. He saves me completely and utterly, but the magnitude of that will not be fully seen until I am with Him one day. And I will be utterly amazed at the enormity of His rescue. Blessings, Lisa
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” ~Psalm 91:14-15