When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end-
For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
Life’s crowded in “when’s” and “if’s”.
“When” (as in when this or that occurs) versus “If” (a supposition or mere possibility).
“If” teases uncertainty. “If” toys with our emotions, leaving us pondering endless possibilities. (Read More)
Cloaked in the unknown “maybe”, “If” paralyzes us from moving forward-
And who wants to make a decision with “maybe” as the foremost consideration?
“If” is a dead end debate every time-
…and it tempts me to try to be my own savior.
And then there is “when”.
“When” provides us a rooted and concrete application.
It’s not to be questioned, but assumed definite.
And sometimes we miss the gift of “when” because we are all consumed with “if”.
While “if” may seem filled with possibility, “when” gives us assurance.
And even though we may not want to consider all the “when’s” that are coming our way-
I would rather anchor my heart and mind around a resolute “when” than an unsettled “if”.
I am finding this season of life to be defined by this “in-over-my-head” sorta feeling. (You too?)
Overwhelmed, battle-worn, and a bit uncertain…
You and I, we are running in a thousand directions with an innumerable amount of decisions to make.
It’s exhausting, and I find myself depleted some days from ruminating an infinite supply of “if’s.” (right?)
So, it seems a simple change in language could be the start to a more grounded way of living.
And what would happen if we replaced some of our “if’s” with “when’s?”
Yeah, it’s scary business to know that I will find myself in over my head, in rough waters, and sometimes between a rock and a hard place. Ugh.
However, it is because I know with certainty that these seasons will be, that I am able to stand firm in Truth when I pass through them.
Don’t miss that…when I will pass through.
No dead-ends for this girl.
“In over my head” is just a promised season – and I have what/Who I need to get through it.
How about you?