Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Our Lifeguard

Drowning. It is something that is terrifying just thinking about it. You're trapped, gasping for air, you can't breathe. It's dark, it's cold, it's lonely. Sometimes, this is how we feel in life. We feel as if we are in a lonely place that we cannot escape. Times like these in life are the most terrifying because you feel like there absolutely nothing you can do. But there is because our lifeguard walks on water. He will come to you and grab your hand. He will save you. He will protect you from the darkness with his everlasting light. He will pull you out of the waters of the adversary and lead you back. Our lifeguard, our Savior will never leave us alone. He will pick us up and hold us in his arms reminding us that He loves us and that His grace is sufficient enough to save us no matter how deep under the water we are. But we have to do whatever it takes to not enter the waters of the adversary. We all makes mistakes, so it's ok to get into the water sometimes as long as you get back out. Drowning happens slowly. First, you find yourself dipping your toes in the water just to see how it feels. Second, you realize your whole foot is in. And then, before you know it, you're in the water completely. However, you don't drown just by getting in the water, you drown by staying there. Have the strength and the courage to stand up for your faith and stay out of the water, no matter how many of your friends are jumping in. Don't see how close you can get to the water without getting in because the closer you get the harder it is. Stay away from the water, stay away from the sin and temptation. No one is perfect, trust me I know this first hand. But if you jump in the water 7 times then jump out 8. It truly does not matter how many mistakes you make or how many times you find yourself in the water as long as you always find the way out, as long as you always find the Savior. The Atonement is real. Repentance is real. Healing is real. And it was all made possible by the incredible sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ. So next time you feel like you're drowning, don't panic because our lifeguard walks on water and He will save you. 

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