Imagine with me for a moment that you are on a beach looking for seashells, when your dad calls you out to him in the water. It looks too deep for you but you go out towards your dad. All of a sudden a current pulls you and you lose your balance and go under. You hear your dad shouting for you but you don’t know which way is up or down. You feel like you are almost out of air when your dad pulls you out of the water. You want to get out but your dad holds you back. “The current tried to sweep you away, but you will be safe here with me.”
God wants you to be safe and He will protect you even when the devil tries to steal you away in a current of unforgiveness, hatred, anger, etc. He does not want you to be in the same area as God. The enemy sends his minions to do his dirty work and to try to pull you closer to him. He will try to drown you in your doubt and try to make you believe that God did a bunch of wrong doings to you instead of the enemy himself.
God will fight for you because He loves you. He wants you to be safe with Him. He will help you and give you the right people to help you. He wants you to be surrounded by what He gives you instead of what the devil throws at you.
“When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, ‘Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me why.’” (2 Kings 4:27)
“She took hold of his feet” = you have to grasp God to understand His plans for you
“Gehazi (Ga-ha-zi) came over to push her away, but the man of God said, ‘Leave her alone!”= there are people who do not want to deal with you but others have God in them and welcome you with open arms and will love you no matter what.
“She is in bitter distress, but the Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me why.” = You might be able to tell there is a problem on the outside but you won’t know how to heal it unless you are in the inside.
How this verse relates is God will send messengers and repairers to try to help you with what the devil is throwing at you. He wants you to be free of fighting against what seems like yourself. Some people will try to push you away but you need to be open with the people that God sends so they can help you.
Who has God brought to help you in your deep waters?
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