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Deep-Water Rescue

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September 16, 2022 8:00 pm

Deep-Water Rescue

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September 16, 2022 8:00 pm

A record rainfall more than tripled what was forecasted in Waverly, Tennessee, in August 2021. In the wake of the powerful storm, twenty people lost their lives and hundreds of homes were destroyed. Had it not been for the compassion and skill of helicopter pilot Joel Boyers, the loss of human life would’ve been even greater.

The pilot took flight in response to a phone call from a woman who was concerned about her loved ones. In addition to seeing houses on fire and cars in trees, Boyers noted, “It was nothing but [muddy], raging water below me.” The pilot, however, bravely proceeded to rescue twelve people from the roofs of their homes.

As harrowing as the raging waters can be in life, more often than not the swirling floods we face aren’t literal—but oh, how real! In days of uncertainty and instability, we can feel overwhelmed, unsafe—“in over our heads” mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. But we don’t need to despair.

In Psalm 18, we read how David’s enemies were many and mighty, but his God was greater. How great? So great and powerful (v. 1) that he used multiple metaphors (v. 2) to describe Him. God was mighty enough to rescue from deep waters and strong enemies (vv. 16–17). How great? Great enough for us to call upon Him in the name of Jesus, regardless of the volume and depth of the waters surrounding us in life (v. 3).  

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. I'm Arthur Jackson, and I titled today's reading Deep Water Rescue. A record rainfall more than tripled what was forecasted in Waverly, Tennessee, in August 2021. In the wake of the powerful storm, 20 people lost their lives and hundreds of homes were destroyed. Had it not been for the compassion and skill of helicopter pilot Joel Boyers, the loss of human life would have been even greater. The pilot took flight in response to a phone call from a woman who was concerned about her loved ones. In addition to seeing houses on fire and cars and trees, Boyers noted, there was nothing but muddy raging waters below me.

The pilot, however, bravely proceeded to rescue 12 people from the roofs of their homes. More often than not in life, the swirling floods we face aren't literal, but oh, how real. In days of uncertainty and instability, we can feel overwhelmed, unsafe, in over our heads mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

But we don't need to despair. In Psalm 18, we read how David's enemies were many and mighty, but his God was greater. How great? So great and powerful that he used multiple metaphors to describe him. God was mighty enough to rescue from deep waters and strong enemies.

How great? Great enough for us to call upon him in the name of Jesus, regardless of the volume and depth of the waters surrounding us in life. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional scripture reading is from Psalm 18 verses 1 to 3 and verses 16 to 19. Now I'll pick up at verse 16. Shall we pray? Strong, saving, rescuing God, in the midst of our distress, when life's waters are raging, grant us the faith to see you and cleave to you in every storm. Thank you, Lord. It's in Jesus' name we pray. Amen. Thanks for listening today. My name is Arthur Jackson, and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
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