Thursday, July 7, 2011

Up a Creek Without a Paddle


"Up a creek without a paddle." 

We've all heard the expression and we all know what it means. But in Christian faith those six words take on a new meaning... 

As we travel down the river of life we cannot go without a paddle. We cannot rely on our strength alone to get us where we are going.We have to have a paddle and that paddle is the Lord.

 We've all traveled the long journey down that river without any help, but it's really useless. Where do we get?
Nowhere. We can't complete the task without the strength of a sturdy paddle.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding 
Proverbs 3:5 NIV

When you jump into your "boat" and find yourself up a creek without a paddle don't try to go it alone.
Rely on the one paddle that will get you through the journey of life.

If you don't rely on the Lord, you will continue to go in circles, drift into the unknown and fall over the edge...

So today, don't be that person up a creek without a paddle, be that person who has enough sense to grab the paddle!





11 comments:

Kristin Bridgman said...

I grabbed the paddle 37 years ago and have never let go! :)
(visiting from Ruby)
glad I found you!
Kristin

Annie Boreson said...

A very good analogy and beautifully delivered. Glad I stopped by.

From Carol's Quill said...

Nicely put, Debra. Jesus is also our rudder. In fact, He's the whole boat AND the living water underneath it. Thanks for getting us thinking.

Elaine Cooper said...

Very nice post with great wisdom. Thanks, Debra!

The Desert Rocks said...

I love, love this. Wonderful, motivating and heartfelt piece. Seems like I can use the paddle for self defense too when negative comments try dragging me down. :)

karen S. said...

Happiness to you, thanks for this sunshine!

Elizabeth Young said...

Great post Debra, I'm holding on!

Madeline Bartos said...

A paddle makes all the difference. It gives you a reason to go somewhere.

lynnmosher said...

We truly need that paddle, don't we? How do you do it every day? Whew! I'm so impressed. We are on similar lines again...I'll be using the same image soon! Enjoyed this!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

I have literally been up the lake without a paddle. It is a hopeless, desperate feeling. We were eventually rescued. Great analogy with faith. We are indeed desperate and hopeless without faith.

journeytoepiphany said...

This is really good Debra! Thanks for listing it on She Writes Devotional Blogs! Keep it up! Keep paddling!

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