"He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters" (Ps. 18:16).
There are times when we all think, "I'm going under for the last time! I'm about to sink!" But no matter how deep you are, God's love is deeper than your problem.
Corrie and Betsie ten Boom were Christians who lived in the Netherlands during World War II. They hid Jews in their home to protect them from the Nazis. When they were discovered, not only were the Jews taken to the concentration camp, but Corrie and Betsie were taken as well.
After watching one atrocity after another, Corrie told her sister, "This place is the pit of hell!"
Betsie replied, "There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper."
In the last few months, you may have hit bottom financially and thought, "I am going broke!" Or, maybe you've hit bottom emotionally, or your marriage has hit bottom, or you're having health problems. You're frustrated and can't help but think, "I'm going under."
Where is God when you hit bottom? He's right there underneath you. He is "your refuge, and underneath you are the everlasting arms" (Deut. 33:27a).
Drop into his arms of love. Let Him catch and support you when you have nowhere else to go.
Talk It Over
- God's love is deep enough to handle anything. What pain or hurt or problem do you need to hand over to him today?
- How should an eternal perspective—God's everlasting arms under you—change your attitude toward your problems?
- What does it mean to surrender and let God support you?
Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church. His book, The Purpose Driven Church, was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is also founder of pastors.com, a global internet community for pastors.
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