As he was paddling down the Nantahala River in North Carolina,
Joe suddenly found himself in quite a predicament.
A huge wave, off the crest of a rock, sent him hurling, and he was
upside down in his kayak.
Suddenly submerged in the icy, dark water, his muscles tensed,
and his lungs held tightly to what little air he had gasped before
rolling under.

Panic! "I have to get up! I have to breathe!"

In a matter of seconds, he had gone from being in CONTROL to
being in CRISES.

Suddenly, his previous training came back to his mind.

upward stroke of the paddle turn the kayak over."

He did. It worked!
By allowing the pull of the current to have control, he was able to
"right the boat."

Isa 30:20-21
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity,
and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be
removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see
thy teachers:
21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying,
This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand,
and when ye turn to the left.

Light from the Word.

Sometimes we feel like Joe in the kayak experience above.
The strong force of the river parallels the difficulties of life.
And, just be truthful, you feel panic when you have to
surrender everything to God and give Him total control.

But, as Christians we must remember our training!

God LOVES us!
He wants the BEST for us!
In every circumstance, in every situation, He is "working
all things together for GOOD"
(Romans 8:28) to us.

We may not always understand why the trail winds through
the woods, but we must understand that our Guide knows
where He is going!
He has an "expected end" ( Jeremiah 29:11) in mind for
us and we just need to follow His direction.

Today, as you face the unexpected "curves" that life can toss,
remember your training.

Learn -- the Bible.
Train -- in the Bible.
Remember your training Ė in the Bible.

Thatís Godís manual for right living!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce