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I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

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every little thing gonna be alright …

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
When you cross rivers, you will not drown.
When you walk through fire, you will not be burned,
nor will the flames hurt you.
Isaiah 43:2 NCV

We were on a flight recently and Taylor had her newest little bundle … well … bundled on her lap. Mocha was sleeping so peacefully through the whole flight – until the landing. To say the landing was a little bumpy would be an understatement.

We were all a little nervous, so it was no surprise when Mocha woke from her sleep, startled at the sudden bumps.

But what she did after she woke is what surprised me.

When the bumps came, she woke and looked up at Taylor with the sweetest, questioning eyes. When she saw Taylor, she quietly laid back down and fell back asleep.

It was as if, by looking at her master, she trusted Taylor and knew everything would be okay. And not only did she have the knowledge everything would be okay … she actually fell back into her peaceful, puppy sleep.

And it got me thinking about us. Us being our anxious, nervous, cynical, untrusting, wanting-to-do-it-our-way selves.

When things get bumpy and we’re startled from our peaceful slumber of a life. Do we faithfully look to our Master for reassurance that every little thing gonna be alright? And if we do … are we able to fall back into that peaceful slumber?

Or do we put our own twist on how every little thing’s gonna turn out?

“Okay, I trust you God … but … ”

“I know You said You’ve got this, but what if … ”

“I know You promise great plans for me, but maybe You could make it happen this way … ”

Have you read the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? You can hop over to Daniel 3 to read more, but my favorite part is found in verses 16-18. Because they wouldn’t bow to him, King Nebuchadnezzar ordered to have the three young men thrown into a blazing fire.

They told the king, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty.” There was NO doubt in their minds that God had the power to save them.

My favorite part of the story? When they went on to say, “But even if he doesn’t … ”

They had faith to believe God could absolutely save them. But they had even that much more faith to trust in a plan that might cause them to actually go through the fire.

As Isaiah says {quoted at the top of this post}, “When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flames hurt you.”

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did get thrown into the fire, but you know what? They came out of it not even smelling like smoke! AND … King Nebuchadnezzar himself, saw FOUR people in that fire. Only three were thrown in, but four were seen.

You see … God didn’t save them from going through the fire, instead He chose to sit in it with them.

Just like He promises you and me.

So friends, next time we have a bumpy landing, let’s make a choice to look up at our Master and know — without questioning and doubt — that every little thing gonna be alright.

You in?

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8 Responses to “every little thing gonna be alright …”

  1. Susan Lesperance says:

    Tracie, I’m in! Your post today is a prime example of how you are able to share a part of your real life experience and compare it in a way that educates and reminds us of God’s presence in our lives. The next time I need extra courage and strength, I will remember to put my trust in God. Tracie, you said you “lost your voice”…you have it back again. Well done!

  2. Lisa Mahnke says:

    Nicely said friend! Thank God for the bumpy roads, because then when we DO get the smooth roads, we are so very thankful and content!

  3. Karen Kellenberger says:

    I needed this today! Thank you for the wonderful illustration and reminder!!

  4. dawn says:

    even if he doesn’t…
    it reminds me of the song “even if the healing doesn’t come…” it’ll still be well with our soul.

    thank you for this reminder today, as i am all kinds of wheezy…again. {but good meds will have me well enough to travel next week!!!! NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!
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  5. cyndi says:

    Oh, sweet friend, how I love this!
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  6. Rhonda Jenkins says:

    Tracie-
    Once again, I read one of your posts on a day that your message really hits home for me. Thank you! This again goes to show how much in life we can do for others. Keep up God’s work Tracie. You make a difference in mine!

    Rhonda-
    Your friend in Seattle

  7. Jackie says:

    What a great reminder!
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  8. Barbie says:

    Such a great reminder to keep our eyes focused on Jesus!
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