“When you face stormy seas I will be there with you with endurance and calm;
you will not be engulfed in raging rivers.
If it seems like you’re walking through fire with flames licking at your limbs,
keep going; you won’t be burned.
Because I, the Eternal One, am your God.
I am the Holy One of Israel, and I will save you” (Isaiah 43:2-3, The Voice).
I never thought I’d say it, but I’m actually relieved that the weekend is just about over.
It has rained literally all weekend long and Monday promises to bring sunshine, so I say bring on Monday!
All this rain reminds me of nearly seven years ago when Nashville had a long period of substantial rainfall that turned into a flood that significantly impacted the city and surrounding areas.
I still remember not being able to get out of my subdivision due to the road being flooded. I remember seeing parts of the city underwater and seeing portable school buildings floating down the interstate.
I remember above all a promise God made to never again flood the world, accompanied by the sign of a rainbow given to Noah and all who would follow after.
I remember that God told us not to fear even when the waters rise and the flames come because He said He’d be with us no matter what.
Thankfully, this weekend hasn’t been nearly that dramatic. No floods or flames, just rain. The worst I had to deal with was getting wet while walking to my car in the rain.
I take great comfort in knowing that no matter what happens, even the worst case scenarios that we all occasionally fear, nothing can separate me from the love of God. I have a Redeemer who knows how to walk on water to get to me.