Hey everyone!

Welcome to Maranatha Blogs where we explore the heart of God for us. This blog is for us as Christians to shoulder each other in our daily lives as we await the coming of Jesus. If you don’t Jesus and this happens to be the first time you are hearing of him, you are welcomed here!

Okay let’s get into the meat of why we’re here.

So guys, among the many things and the many lessons of this season. I also believe that many of us are being taken into the deep end in these times. Uncharted waters. Some of us are in a place where we have never seen or knew even existed, without a compass or location on the map.

You know that famous song we often sing by hillsong; “spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the water wherever you may call me.” Uncharted waters. LOL! I believe that we sing these words with the deepest desires in our heart for God to take us to an unfamiliar place. What happens when we get there? It becomes very scary.

I remember in high school I had joined PYARG. One of the activities offered was swimming. It was something I had never done before (PS. i still cannot swim but I digress). I remember watching all my friends swim around as though they had fins. I really struggled. I hated the doggy paddle, I hated being in the water and I loathed the pencil dive. That pencil dive… After every session the instructors would make us do a pencil dive in the deep end before we left. It was an exercise to get over the fear of the water. Before plunging they would tell us when you get to the bottom of the pool push your feet off the ground. Anyway, one afternoon I didn’t push hard enough to get high enough to grab unto the rails. Just as I was about to be submerged in the water (fancy way of saying I almost drowned), I felt a hand grab me out of the water just in time. I became fearful but I was safe.

I always felt safe in the shallows of the pool but once every session before I left I was required to go into the deep end.

Sometimes we reach the deep end of our lives and we can’t figure out how to push our feet off the ground and not be submerged but still remain in that territory. Unfamiliar place. Maybe your deep end looks like a hard decision, a move to a new country, a new child, a new marriage. Maybe your deep end looks like walking away from a relationship, a job. Maybe the Covid-19 Pandemic (definite deep end) has thrown you off balance with its many effects. It is uncharted territories. Maybe you prayed and asked God to to lead you where your trust is without borders. Uncharted territory.

You’re not going to drown wherever you are. Push your feet up off the ground and if you feel like you can’t get your head above water . Be still. Be still and have faith that God has his hands stretched forth to grab you just before you submerge into the thing that you feel will overcome you. Do not become afraid of the deep end. God has you right where he wants you.

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
    and the flame shall not consume you.

This is on the heart of God for you to remember, he will never leave you in the Deep End all by yourself.


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