God's Got Us, No Matter What!

Several years ago, I got hooked on a TV series called 'THE WEST WING', about the daily life and activities of people who work directly under the President. It was fictional, but I thought one of the best written and produced TV series ever made. I may not get this word for word, but there was one episode where C.J. Craig (the press secretary) was in some sort of dilemma between a rock and a hard place, and in the process of looking to a friend for help was asked, "C.J., is the water above your head?"

She answered, "No, the water is exactly at my head!"

I can relate to that answer. I've felt many times that the water was exactly at my head. I'm handling this for the moment, but one more thing and I'll loose it! Maybe you've felt that way too, whether it was finances, health, kids, job, whatever. Life is full of things that sometimes take us to the brink of our ability to cope.

When I saw the graphic I used today, this thought came to my mind. Even if we go under, God's got us! When we are pushed beyond our limits, He's perfectly capable of holding onto us and bringing us out of whatever troubled times we are in. Scripture reassures us of this in multiple places.

The Psalmist wrote -

Psalm 46:1, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

Psalm 62:8, "Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."

Notice both of these verses say God is "ever present" - "at all times". For those who are His, we don't have to wait for Him to come help, we simply have to trust that He is our safe place, He's in control, and pour out our hearts to Him letting Him decide how to best handle the problem(s).

That takes faith, so we need to ask for more of that too! Jesus says “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:22-24)