Anyone who has seen the children's film "Finding Nemo" has heard the phrase by Dory, "Just keep swimming." It's been turned into countless memes and said many times since the film's release.
Life is tough. We all have demands. We all have internal struggles such as anxiety, depression, fear, loneliness, boredom, and more. Maybe you have a job that's brought you down, but you can't leave it for money reasons. Or you have a family that makes you crazy. Or your body issues are overwhelming you with self-loathing. Maybe you have a life-altering illness or struggle with addictions.
Dory says it best: We're all swimming and we just have to keep on doing it. We all might be on different paths, but we're in the same stream.
God says that with Him, all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)
His word is a light to our paths. (Psalm 119:105)
If we acknowledge Him in all our ways, He will keep our paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
There are so many references in the Holy Bible about not fearing anything, walking in the right direction, and staying focused on Him. This will lighten our loads and make life more bearable. Christians have protection.
Getting this reminder that God has your back is a top reason for following a daily devotional plan, like what's available (for free!) on the YouVersion app. And starting your day with it will help you be reminded that God will make lemonade out of lemons.
Think of Him whispering, "Just keep swimming ... just keep swimming."