Riding the waves..

This morning I saw a picture of what life has been like lately and I wanted to share it with you. Life has been like being at sea in the middle of a storm. Like all storms, there are moments when the sea is still  and moments when the waves threaten to rise up and sink the boat..and everyone on it. This image reminds me of the story in the Bible where Jesus calls Peter to walk on the water.

We all have times when we have to keep our focus.. no matter how threatening our circumstances become. The key for us is the same as it was for Peter.. Keep your eyes on the Lord and don’t be afraid. It is critical that we continue to look to Him even when the giant waves come down and break over our heads. On the calm days when the storm seems to be still..we need to breathe and thank Him for His goodness and for the reprieve.

He is our stability in the storm.. our rock and the one who is in control.. the storms cannot happen without His permission and He knows when it is time for it to move past us and time to restore the still waters. Remember the end of this passage? Jesus reached out his hand to Peter and together they climbed into the boat! Then those in the boat worshiped Him.

Lord.. you are the one who reaches for us as we lose faith and begin to fall. Our eyes are on you as you steady us and bring us safely into the boat. We need you Lord and we worship you..

a

 

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9 thoughts on “Riding the waves..

  1. Beautiful Alicia. Tears … I have read about this so, so many times; but something you said … “Then those in the boat worshiped Him” … Lord thank you so much that Thy grace is sufficient for us … keeping us afloat even when we are sinking and waiting for your saving hand to reach out and grasp ours in times of trial … Lord, the others in the boat … I know they are not the unsaved in Your word … but could they be the unsaved in our families … our unsaved loved ones … waiting for a miracle in our lives … watching from a distance … waiting to see what will happen to us … may they see love and faith always, perseverance and hope, trust and obedience in the storms of our lives. (sorry Alicia … didn’t mean to write so much … it just flowed out … God bless xxx).

  2. No problem..so glad that this post inspired you to pray..God is at work in our lives and wants us to trust Him for all the unfinished work we see around us..especially in the lives of those we love.

    Thanks for the beautiful comment
    Blessings,
    Alicia

  3. How true your words are. Just when things seem too stormy to press on, Jesus extends his hand of grace… and at that moment, even if the waters have not calmed, he has us held firmly in his grasp…NEVER to let go. Thank you for your blog posts…for they are a source of encouragement and hope.

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