God will make you breathe under water

I like to go deep in prayer in the morning and that’s why I wake up at 5 am. I have about an hour to spend some quality time in the Lord. The other morning when I was praying, the Lord gave me a very interesting visual. I saw myself under water. I was almost at the bottom of the ocean. Now, that was not a great sight because I am not a diver and I am not a great swimmer. In the vision I did have an oxygen tank on my back and the Lord suggested that I spent time meditating on what this meant. The oxygen tank allowed me to be under water and to move around. I looked pretty comfortable which was very interesting because being under water for me would be a chaotic experience and I would panic. I realized that the oxygen tank was a great help. It made me feel like I wasn’t under water and I could move around and do things that I could usually do when I am on the ground. The message was about the oxygen tank. The air I was getting was God. When I am going through tough times, God is the air I need. He helps me breathe under water. He gives me the oxygen that I need. He is the oxygen tank that keeps me safe and that keeps me alive.

I thought about it more and I saw many oxygen tanks. They all seemed to be on my back and they didn’t look heavy at all. As a matter of fact, they were light. The Lord’s yoke is light. What He has to give us is light. His love is light. His peace is light. His promises are light. His blessings are light. His joy is light. God will never give us anything burdensome and heavy. That is what the enemy does. God is there to remove the burdens and the weight of the enemy. Even when we are under water and we are drawing in our problems, God can remove the problems and give us peace. Those oxygen tanks I saw all represented parts of the fruit of the Spirit and they were blessings in the middle of chaos. They were freedom and deliverance. They were God’s ability to make us breathe under water. Our problems can be giants and they can appear to be invincible but the Lord Almighty has the power to tear down our problems and to give us peace and joy when we are swimming with the sharks of the enemy.

God will make you breathe under water, friend. It seems impossible but know that nothing can stop Him from blessing you. Sometimes the rocky waters push you away from the shore and you have to swim aimlessly hoping that you will find a land some time soon. I have been there. I have been in situations where there was no land in sight and my only hope was a small buoy that I was holding on for dear life. That buoy was the hope of the Lord and although it was small at times, it was there and that is all that mattered. There were other times when my mind got carried away and hope diminished. In those times I found myself at the bottom of the sea and breathing was extremely hard. However, God in all His glory has given me oxygen tanks when I least expected them. Joy, peace, love and hope came to my rescue and the Lord orchestrated the whole process. He is good and He is very generous. I don’t know what kind of waters you are facing today but I am here to tell you that God will make you breathe under water and He will bring you to shore. Stay strong. Stay encouraged. There is an oxygen tank coming your way. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 26:3; John 16:33; John 14:27


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