One thing my family loves to do in the SuMmEr is go to the swimming pool. My 4-year old, Belle, loves to jump into the pool and swim to me. Last week after she had finished one of these drills she said,
“Momma, I didn’t worry, because worry will make you drown.”
She was referring to something I had previously told her along the lines of, “Whatever you do, don’t panic. If you panic you can drown.”
Although she got my words mixed up a bit, she had made a PrOfOuNd statement,
“Worry will make you drown.”
Maybe worry isn’t an issue for you. Instead it may be depression, sadness, fear, regret, doubt, despair or some other debilitating factor in your life.
Regardless what you may be facing, if it is overwhelming it can make you drown emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.
So what is the answer?
Faith. Faith is the LiFe-PrEsErVeR of our soul.
And although faith doesn’t take you out of the ocean of turmoil you may be in, it will keep you afloat until calmer waters prevail.
So whatever you do, don’t panic. Hold on to your life-preserver and don’t let go.
P.S. Here is a life-preserver of faith I like to hold on to in difficult times:
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4