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God Is With You, Always

Do you remember the story of the about the man whose home was flooded and he prayed to God to save him?

First, someone in a rowboat came by and offered to rescue him, but he refused, saying, “God will save me.”

The waters continued to rise, and a motorboat came by and offered to rescue him, but he refused and said, “God will save me.”

Then, as the waters rose, he climbed up on his roof and a helicopter dropped him a ladder. But still he refused, saying “God will save me.”

So the waters rose over his head and he drowned. When he got to heaven, he asked God why He didn’t save him, and God said, “I sent you a rowboat, a motorboat, and a helicopter. What more do you want?”

Everyone at some point has doubt — doubt in themselves, doubt in what you are doing, how you are living your lives. Sometimes we need affirmation that what we’re doing is worthwhile, and that we need to press forward, push through the insecurities.

Know that in your lowest times is where your faith in God has to be at its strongest. I have spoken about this many times. Give thanks in all you do, even the things that happen unexpectedly. Give thanks. Stay positive. You should have no doubt that God is with you always. Things will fall into place with gratitude.

“Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’ ” (Matthew 14:31)

Rob Garza
Salem custodian and certified personal trainer at DROM Fitness

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