“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you…” (Isaiah 43:2).

I’ve always been comfortable in and around water.  Even so, my one experience with whitewater rafting left me shaken and pledging that I would never do it again.  I realized my comfort level is in the stillness and familiarity of a lake or pond, not the uncertainties of a moving river and raging rapids.  In reflection I recognize that life is more like that dreaded river–moments of sheer terror that must be endured while clinging to the promise of still waters that lie ahead. Time and time again, from the Red Sea to the Jordan River, God’s faithfulness has been proven through the watery paths that would stand between His people and their ultimate destiny.

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