Singing in Deep Waters (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 227)
Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
The children of Israel had an experience with defeat in Babylon. It was a place where victory was out of their reach and where hope was hidden behind rubble and debris. The Israelites lost their joy and their song and felt separated from the God they had slowly grown to obey and trust.
Our Babylon is our fallen world. Sometimes it robs us of our victory and forces us to sing a very strange song, if we sing any song at all. The waters of sin cause to be separated from God. The rivers seem impassable and the fire produces a boundary between us and everything we want.
But God promises those who believe in him that he will be with us through whatever difficulty we encounter. He will not let us drown in chaos or be overcome with hopelessness. There is no deep water that he can’s split for us to walk across on dry land. There is no river that he can’t cut a path through to allow us to get from where we are to where he wants us to be. There is no fire that can arise in our lives that he can’t quench.
When we learn to trust God in everything, for everything, and through everything, he gives us hope. Following God produces a calmness in our souls and allows us to sing and to keep singing even in deep waters. Don’t let your spirit lose the song God has put there. It is for you to sing. And even through difficulty, God will give you strength to keep on singing.
“As we trust God to give us wisdom for today’s decisions, He will lead us a step at a time into what He wants us to be doing in the future.”
— Theodore Epp