Into the Deep

Into the Deep.  What does that mean to you?  I think many of us have faced trials that make us feel like we are slowly wading into deeper and deeper water without a single rescue in sight.  That is certainly how I felt in the days at the hospital waiting for each new report on my husband’s status while knowing somewhere in my core that it was all for naught – that his spirit had already left his body.  I felt it but wasn’t ready to let go . . . I was wading into the deep with him slowly losing myself.  BUT!  There are so many references in the bible that reassure us that our faith in God will see us through . . .

Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

Acts 2:21 – And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Titus 3:5 – He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

Into The Deep is also a book written by Lauren Gaskill.  It will be hitting shelves in November but what I have seen of it and heard about it lets me know that I have not only waded into the deep with God by my side, but plenty of other believers have waded and been saved by God.  It is sure to be a comforting read to renew my faith.