What God May Be Showing Us When We Go Through Deep Waters

This isn't about resolutions but sticking to a vision even when your plans for the new year don't go according to YOUR plan. It's about what God is showing us when that happens. As I've been going through deep waters the last few weeks with healing, physical pain and even emotional pain, I've been seeing just what I think God tries to show us at these times and I want you to hear what God's teaching me as it may help you. At the time of year when we make it all about performance, it's important to know that grace is all we need. When we've got an agenda, He may have another plan - a detour for us to heal us in ways that only He can. We just gotta trust God in the detours.

Verses to Look Up for Study: Isaiah 43:10, Psalm 73:26

5 things to remember to do when we’re going through tough times:

  1. Seek God First. Matthew 6:33
  2. Feel what we Gotta feel and trust Him to guide you. John 14:27
  3. Know he’s with you in it - won’t leave us or forsake us. Deuteronomy 31:6
  4. Feel the fear but trust him. Isaiah 41:10
  5. Whatever happens, he’s working it out for our good. Romans 8:28

Lastly, this song came to me as I was preparing this message today and this version came up. Thought it was a great version of God working in pop culture: