"I don't wanna go under the water."
"Please don't let me go under the water."
"I don't want to go in the deep."
"Mrs. Alisa, are we going under the water today?"
I usually respond with something like, "I know you don't want to go under the water." in a very kind and gentle voice. But since they are LEARNING to swim, being "under the water" is a necessary thing.
Yeah, well, in this here "life pool" I thought I was swimming good until God decided to take me a little deeper and then I got a little anxious and said things to Him like:
"I don't like the deep."
"This is scary."
"Can we go back to the shallow. It feels safe there...and comfortable. I like comfortable."
But as long as I've been walking with Him, I know that God likes the deep water. He likes to keep us at a place where we desperately cling to Him for dear life so we don't drown. And pretty soon we realize, "You know this deep water isn't so bad. I can do this."
Until He decides to take us deeper.
What if you jump
Just close your eyes
What if the arms that catch you
Catch you by surprise
What if He's more than enough
What if it's love