Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Rising Waters


The flood waters will rise. The winds will blow.

We had significant flooding this weekend in our area. We have lived in the same home for 30 years and we have never been so concerned. Thankfully our home was not damaged. Unfortunately, others cannot say that. And we have had that result before as well.

The flood waters still rise for others along the rivers, lakes and creeks. A couple more inches are predicted for Wednesday, and after these 8-12 inches from the weekend, water truly is not a welcomed site.

I was reminded again though of where our strength comes from…and it is not our own strength. As we monitored the rising waters through the wee hours of the morning, we knew that there was nothing we could do to stop it. These things are out of our control. The waters rise, cover the solid ground and will eventually recede.

And they did.

The ground is dirty, it looks beat up. But it remains.

“On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”

If that rock is not solid when the marital crisis hits, when the health issues arise, when life’s circumstances change in a minute….all other ground will indeed be sinking sand.

The floods come my friends, but the solid rock will stand. You may think you are losing site of it, and you may for a moment.

But trust me, when the water recedes…that solid rock with be firm.

It might be a little dirty, torn up and a bit shaken. But it will be there.

Christ is indeed enough. This I know to be true.

~Be Encouraged Today~


*personal photos, personal graphics, NIV Bible

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 44 years, married almost 41 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

5 thoughts on “Rising Waters

  1. I like your analogy and this is so true. Without firm foundations, our lives become quicksand.


  2. Pretty scary my friend. I am so grateful that God has you safely in His Hand. I do hope the flood waters recede quickly. Our prayers go with you. ❤

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