Monday, July 29, 2013

Throw Me a Lifeline

Earlier I was telling God how lately I feel like we're in a sinking ship. As the waves of life crash over the haul, I'm afraid we may capsize soon. I'm not sure how much more I can take in this season. One wave after another pounding this little vessel of ours. We're taking on water and slowly sinking, sinking into the blue. This season definitely hasn't been the worst. It's just certain situations that keep me overwhelmed.

"I need Your help", I gently breathed out. No sooner than the words left my lips this morning, a line from a song came flooding into my mind. "Have Your way here, keep me afloat because I know I'll sink without You. Take this ocean of pain that is mine, throw me a lifeline." — In my moment of frailty and vulnerability, God let me know that He's my lifeline. He will calm the storm. I can't let this shake my faith.

I was also reminded about Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4:35-41:

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?" He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?" They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and waves obey him!"
A huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I'm still learning how to focus on Jesus, rather than the circumstances and problems that arise in my life. Situations may change, but God will always remain the same.

1 comment:

  1. I am always so encouraged too by Jesus calming the storm. Amen He is the calmer of our souls!