Water crossings are not my horse Sven’s favorite thing to do. He plants his feet and won’t go in. Sven will tiptoe up to it and back, then step left and right. He’ll do anything but put his foot in the water. I have been told horses have limited depth perception, and they can’t tell how deep water is unless they go in. In that case, maybe I need to be working on our trust issues instead. Sven needs to have confidence that I won’t ask him to cross where it’s not safe to go.
Throughout our lifetimes, you and I will face countless situations where we’re not sure it’s safe. Some obstacles will be tougher than others, and some will seem downright impossible to overcome.
God will not put an obstacle or situation in front of you that He can’t handle. Better yet, God promises to be with you over, around, and through all of them. As Psalm 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
If you have trust issues, take the first step by submerging yourself in God’s Word today. The real enjoyment in life and in faith comes when we are willing to get our feet wet. Then take your cries and prayers to Jesus, who with His eternal power will keep your head above the troubled waters of this world.
Lord, give me the strength to handle the obstacles in my life. As I pass through the waters, I will trust that You are with me—just as Your Word promises, amen.