Sometimes, I think I can manage things on my own ….looks like I would have learned by now that relying on Him always, and in all things, is the best policy. Philippians 4:13 is a verse that I claim a lot just because I know that my strength definitely comes from Him. It is interesting how we can find ourselves in situations where we need to remember that in a big way. Recently, I found myself really needing to rely on the Lord’s help…. physically.
Have you ever waded through a river in the jungle? Well technically, neither have I….. but it felt like I did just that last week. I accompanied my granddaughter to the Family Day Camp at Earl Trent Assembly. We arrived a little late and our group had already left for the first destination……The Waterfall. My granddaughter assured me that she knew right where to find it. So, here we go. We parked, got out of the car and went straight into the creek….. never mind that when I asked about the bridge we were supposed to cross over to get there, I was assured that this was the way to go. Thankfully, I had my water shoes on and had worn shorts.
It has been a while since I waded down a creek ….I was lots younger and definitely before I had a broken ankle. So I am very careful about walking on uneven ground much less over a creek bottom full of big and little rocks. As we walked further and further, the water got fairly deep in some areas. There were lots of brush, trees and slippery moss on each side, so I couldn’t really climb back onto dry land. I was sure I was going to see a snake and since I was moving extremely slow, I don’t know what I would have done.
As I commented at the beginning, I felt like I was in a movie I had seen where people were wading through water in the jungle. I’m sure it was a sight. We finally arrived at our destination and found our group. I was pretty proud and relieved that I had made it, even though I did need help getting up and across the slippery area around the waterfall….that alone was a miracle.
Sometimes, we have no idea what we will encounter on a daily basis, but we can be assured that the Lord knows. It is comforting to think that when we walk through deep waters or when life seems out of control, we can trust that He is in control.