Saturday, September 4, 2010

Life's A Beach

We loved taking our little family to the beach this summer. The boys found endless amusement throwing stones in the water, digging holes and running from the waves. Daddy enjoyed the cool water while Mama soaked up the scenery and tried to stop littlest boy from swallowing too much sand (I have probably removed a whole beach from his diaper this summer). On one of our recent excursions I was helping little sand-eater walk in the water. He's really too small to stand very deep so I was helping him walk close to the shore where the waves were...ankle deep..before I let him go.
The minute I let go of his hand I was reminded of a verse from 1 Corinthians 10:13.
"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."
Just as I would never have let go of my tiny son in the midst of big waves that were too much for him, God would never put me in the midst of something that He knows I couldn't handle. As I watched my boy toddle off safely I thanked God for another of His reminders. Remember, His depth of love for you will never leave you in a place that is too deep. He always has a way out for you. Be encouraged.


Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Beautiful analogy!!!! AND I love the name of your blog - Listening! Ooooo if we all would only listen to the voice of God our lives would look so different. Thank you for linking up - you have a beautiful place here.

Christie S.E. Blackwood said...

Thank you Courtney. It was an honor to have you stop by. :)

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