I just finished teaching our 5-year-old how to swim. It was interesting to see that when he relaxed, took a deep breath and remembered everything I taught him he swam through the water effortlessly. It’s when fear and panic struck that he began to sink. Anyone watching could easily determine if he was functioning out of fear or trust. When fear tries to sweep me off of my feet I have a choice to make. Who am I going to trust? Do I panic and sink to the bottom? Do I forget everything God has taught me…all that He has done…all of His promises? Or, do I relax, take a deep breath, and remember…remember that He will never leave me or forsake me.
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”