I Got This

WavesI got this.

If my Favorite-Youngest-Nephew-Scottie said it once, he said it a hundred times.

They were the best words of the day.
No, of the week.

Trying to sort and organize and haul and drag and move a whole bunch of stuff where steps and water and gunky floors were filling the space, lifting boxes and furniture into the back of a U-Haul with no ramp?
Not too easy, says this girl with non-muscular triceps and quads that start to burn a bit too quickly.
{And oh, by the way, did I mention that monsoon season had hit Minnesota?}

But Scottie saved the U-Haul day.
He insisted on doing the heaviest lifting…
Always saying…
I got this.

I could have hugged him every time he said it.
But I know that would have embarrassed him.

It was so reassuring to know that Scottie really did have it. He had the muscles, the stamina, the strength. And he wanted to help.

I Got This was truth.

I don’t know how we would have gotten my sister’s stuff loaded into the U-Haul for the storage unit without him.

This little moment in time reminds me of the Israelites facing the waves and water of the Red Sea while running out of energy and hope. They were trying to escape the slavery in Egypt, traveling to the land God had waiting for them.

But to get there? They were facing the Red Sea in front of them and the Egyptians who wanted to kill them behind them.

I’d be trying to come up with a plan.

Do I remember enough from swimming lessons to swim the Red Sea? I wonder how many miles that is?  Would the dog paddle get me there?
Did my workout sessions at the Y give me the strength to go face-to-face with very strong men in chariots thrusting swords?
I think not.

No way out of trouble, so it seemed.

And what does God do?
He says…
I Got This.

He divides the Red Sea, creating a walking path for 6,000 men PLUS women and children. (Now that’s a big walking path!)
The water parts and the Israelites walk through without getting their hair wet.

That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians…

You know those situations, events, people, floods that are overwhelming you, crushing you, wearing you out?
You’re out of strength, out of answers, out of sorts?

Just listen…
You’ll hear it…
God’s voice…

I Got This.

You are Extraordinarily Significant!