Sink Or Swim ~ February 17

Sink Or Swim

It’s our choice

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Sometimes I get discouraged, thinking things aren’t going too good. But, these days, those thoughts and feelings are quickly shoved aside, as I consider how awesome life is.

Not so long ago, I could dive into a pity party and swim in the depths of depression for days at a time. I’d sit on the sands of sorrow at the bottom of the pond of self-condemnation, staring up through the murky muck of my misery at the faraway sunlight filtering its way through it all.

The change came when I finally realized it was up to me to sink or swim. I could remain at the bottom of the pond of despair, or swim toward the light of the Son. These days, I find myself floating on my back in God’s clear, pure, love, smiling as He smiles down on me.

I have this image in my mind of God and Jesus sitting high above, watching me. I imagine there are many times—when I’m making a mess of things—God shakes His head sadly and looks over at Jesus with a concerned expression. And every time—yes, every time—Jesus says, “It’s okay, Father, he’s one of mine.” And God smiles.

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