Instagram post by @kelseyannaruth K E L S E Y A N N A R U T H

What you are looking at is a part of the Nile River.
I got to visit and hike along it while I was in northern Uganda. To say I was in awe of the grandeur of it would be an understatement.

The story I kept thinking of while journeying along the river was the story of Moses, how his mother put him in a basket to float down the Nile.

All for a greater purpose.

God had a bigger plan for Moses than I bet his mother could have imagined. (And, H E L L O , probably way bigger than Moses himself could have ever fathomed!)

There were calm bits along the river, but there were also some spots that included some rapids.

Both are a part of our lives as well. Some seasons are a breeze, others have tough circumstances we have to weave through, and other parts have us free falling into some deep spot.

I hold tight in knowing God is holding my hand the whole way through. He held my hand through Africa, and is still holding it tight today. Now, it would be a lie to say I recognize and cling to that truth and knowledge, but I lose sight, taking my eyes off Jesus for just a sec, (like Peter walking on the water) and the fears of this life, the troubles of this world can quickly plague my mind, my heart.

It’s easy to only see what’s going on around us this very moment, it’s even harder to take a breath and step back and attempt to take in the bird’s eye view on things. Sometimes, we step out in faith completely unsure what we are stepping out into, but God has a bigger story at play.

Don’t minimize your current struggles, but also take heart for there is something greater in the works as well. For your good, and for His glory.

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  • 30w ago followdennis followdennis

    Very cool!

  • 30w ago kassiet_ kassiet_

    When I read this for a split second I thought you were talking about pastor Moses and I was like what his mother floated him down the Nile in a basket I don’t remember this😂😂😂

  • 30w ago kelseyannaruth kelseyannaruth

    @kassiet_ oh my lanta 🤣 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 dying with laughter

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