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Smooth Waters Ahead

Updated: Jun 21, 2022

Whitewater Experiences

David also said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you."

1 Chronicles 28:20

I was enjoying the start of my first whitewater rafting experience, until I heard the roar of the rapids ahead. Joy was replaced with uncertainty. Riding through the whitewater was a first-rate, white-knuckle experience! Then suddenly it was over. I was safe, at least until the next set of rapids.

Transitions in our lives are like whitewater. The inevitable leaps from one season of life to the next - college to career, singleness to marriage, carreer to retirement, marriage to widowhood - are all marked by uncertainty and insecurity.

In one of the most significant transitions in Old Testament history, Solomon assumed the throne from his father David. I'm sure he was filled with "white-knuckle" uncertainty about the future. His father's advice? "Be strong and courageous........for the LORD God, my God, is with you." (1 Chronicles 28:20)

You'll face tough transitions in life. But with God in your raft you're not alone. He's taken lots of others through before. Smooth waters are just ahead!

An insert from Stand Strong Devotional

Remember that faith is very important, but we are to be Faithful just as much!

We Love Ya'll

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