When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. (Isaiah 43:2 NKJV)

One day a few years back I was sitting in a graduate course at Columbia University and the Professor was talking about different theories and strategies about moving through systems or something along that line and I raised my hand and said “I have a theory it is called bob and weave,” and the Professor nodded her head up and down in agreement; that’s what they teach basketball players.  Bob and weaving was one of those drills we would practice when I played varsity basketball in high school.  There are some situations and people in life that you can avoid.  My mother always told me do not walk into trouble, walk away from it, cross the street if you will, go in the other direction, find a different route.

Well, there are going to be times when bobbing and weaving will not work.  In life there are going to be times when we all must go through the water, the river and through the fire metaphorically. I am grateful that God was with me through all of my difficult situations in life such as school, work and even in church; through financial challenges and health issues, family problems and business mishaps; God did not let the waters and rivers overflow in my life that I was drowned and I was not burned or scorch by the fire.  The Lord knows just how much we can tolerate.  Sometimes when we are in a difficult situation it is not pleasant, but God manages to see us through each and every one of our lives difficult circumstances.  I am grateful that I have hidden the word in my heart when I am challenged.  I also know that God is watching from a distance and I belong to him.  Thank God for his word, that I have hidden in my heart when the storm clouds of life start to rage. I am reminded of those comforting scriptures that bring me through each and every situation that I cannot “bob and weave.” I hope and pray that you will get to know the Lord and those same comforting scriptures that have brought me this far on my life’s journey.  There is a song I am reminded of it states “if it had not been for the Lord on my side tell me where would I be, where would I be.”  God Bless.