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It is interesting having One Word to focus on for the year as one never truly knows quite where it would show up. The one thing I can always count on is that it does show up – on the days I am least expecting it and in the least expectant of ways.

Take the other morning for instance … An upsetting incident where something was lost took place. We searched and searched and it has not yet resurfaced. It was a stress on top of an already stressful morning that was unwanted and could have been avoided.

Prayers were raised and we know the Lord hears our prayers and so now we trust. We trust that whether the lost item resurfaces or not, the Lord knows, and the Lord will bring something good from it.

And that was when I opened my Bible and read:

“Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that the ark floated on the surface of the water. The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered. The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.” (Genesis 7:17-20, NASB)

Right there in the middle of a world wide disaster, Noah and his family found refuge and were safe. This brings me such hope for anything we face today.

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.” (Isaiah 43:2, NASB)

Nothing we go through will be able to separate us from the love of God. No matter how deep the circumstances, or intense the situations, we will not be overtaken. Why?

“For I am the Lord your God. The Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” (verse 3, NASB)

One of the definitions of the word ‘prevail’ is: “to be or prove superior in strength, power, or influence” (from

The waters may have prevailed, or been superior to the earth in strength or power. However, the ark prevailed over the waters. God lifted the ark up above the waters so that nothing within its confines were harmed.

Trials are varied but of this we can be sure …
A mighty fortress is our God – a bulwark never failing,
And in Him, we shall prevail.


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