Swimming through Life

Turning 40 something, I looked in the mirror at the worry lines on my face. I also noticed a thinner me, thinner than I’ve been in a very long time. I’m not where I want to be, but 60 pounds lighter than I started and I’ve kept that 60 pounds off. I took a selfie and studied the woman in the image. If you’d told the younger me the things I’d go through I probably would have laughed at you. Now here I am. I’d like to say I’d learned from my mistakes, but that heart of mine. It still takes me into troubled waters, but my Poppa never leaves me there. He gently lifts me out and draws me close to Him. I continue to learn from every inch of water I tread, I grow from the currents I fight, and I am able to share what I’ve been through as I wade out of each lake, river, or ocean that has challenged me. So many times the waters of life have threatened to overtake me, but my Poppa has never allowed me to drown in them. A lot of those waters I jumped into freely and others I was pulled in, but the weight of the situation was not allowed to pull me to the bottom. I’m not sure what waters you are treading or how you found yourself there. I don’t know the size of the body of water or the weights pulling on you, but I do know your God. None of it matters, reach up and He’ll extend His hand down. He will never allow the waters to overtake you. Thank you for swimming through the waters of life with me. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5

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