Thursday, July 27, 2017

Purifying Obstacles

Recently, I was glancing through a magazine and the title, "Purifying Objects," above a picture of a rushing river flowing over rocks caught my eye. It reminded me of the glacial streams of my childhood in Alaska, such as the one shown above. The rocks and gravel over which the water flowed purified the water, making it safe to drink.

Many times, obstacles crop up in our lives like boulders in streams. They cause the water to roil and writhe and tumble us about. But, if we will allow it, God will use those very obstacles to cleanse and purify us so that out of our innermost beings will flow rivers of living waters that will refresh all those with whom we come into contact.

Don't fight the deep waters of trouble that come your way. Remember, God is with you and He will not let you drown. Instead, He wants to use the obstacles in your life to purify you so you can refresh others.

Violet had to learn this lesson in Beside Still Waters.

Beside Still Waters, along with the other two books in the Alaskan Waters Trilogy, Till the Storm Passes By and A Star to Steer By, is published by Ambassador International and is available at (Kindle and paperback), (Nook and Paperback), Vyrso, and Christian bookstores. Visit my website at or connect with me at

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