Saturday, June 25, 2016

God's Amazing Reach

"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters" (Psalm 18:16, NIV).

God will reach down into whatever deep waters you find yourself in, and He will take hold of you. 

HIS REACH IS LONG. He "reached down from on high..." There may be times when you notice that there is a great distance between you, God, and where you used to be in relationship with God. God is not so ashamed of you that the distance disqualifies you from rescue. His love knows how to reach. Distance is not a disqualifier, nor does it overwhelm the power of God's reach. 

HIS GRIP IS TIGHT. His reach is long, and his grip is tight. Even when you feel as though you are continuing to fall, He is able to take hold of you and allow you to find the safety you've been searching for right in the palm of His hand. When life is feeling grossly unstable, His grip is tight. When you feel as though you've completly lost your own grip on reality, find strength in the power of His grip. 

HIS PULL HIS POWERFUL. God is not just able to reach you regardless of the distance, nor is He limited to just holding you in His grasp. He is able to pull you out of where you are and set you on a firm foundation, rescuing you and restoring you to relationship with Him. He can pull you out of the deep waters of your confusion, of your complacency, and of your doubt. He can draw you out of the deep waters of regret, fear, and uncertainty. 

No matter what the name of your water is, the name of your rescuer is JESUS.