When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:2-3,5
Their frolicking reminds me of how my Daddy says He’ll carry me on His back at all times. In good times and in times of fear and uncertainty, He has promised to be with me because of who He is. His unfailing love is the one thing that I can count on to be unchanging in this ever-changing world. I don't have to worry about being swept out into the ocean because Jesus has promised to carry me all the time. I can rest on Daddy’s back and let the waves of life take me wherever they desire.
I began reading Grace Fox's Moving from Fear to Freedom while on vacation and what an awesome read it is! If you haven't picked up a copy, make sure that you do! She gives some practical examples of how to overcome our various fears and I'd like to leave you with one such example:
Four basic truths about our Father:
1). God remains steadfast against life's uncertainties (Hebrews 13:8)
2). God cares about the details of our lives (Matthew 10:29-30)
3). God always keeps His promises (Psalm 34:4)
4). God brings good from every trial (Romans 8:28)
Take these truths to heart. They are not empty words. He loves us with an unfailing love and wants us to leave our fears out in the ocean's depths and rest on His back!