It was about 9 years ago that I can vividly remember standing in church and singing the song, ‘Oceans.’ With arms outstretched I sang with my whole heart, “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, Let me walk upon the waters, Wherever You would call me,” Almost begging I sang, “Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger, In the presence of my Savior.” It was in complete resolve, I sang, “I will call upon Your name, Keep my eyes above the waves, My soul will rest in Your embrace I am Yours and You are mine.”
At that time in my life, like never before, I began to long to be close to my Lord and Savior no matter the cost, no matter where He led me. Little did I know the waters I was emerging into. God knew. And true to His name, He is faithful.
It’s beyond the shore that He draws me even closer to Himself. Beyond the shore I have come face to face with my greatest fear, abandonment by those I love the very most. Pain, both physical and emotional, feel like weights around my ankles pulling me down below the surface and at times I think I’m going to drown, but true to His name, Jesus rescues me. He takes me by the hand, drawing me closer to Himself and I am safe.
Sure the waves come but they never overtake me or take me under. Waves are just waves and God is bigger than the waves, His commands are louder than the ocean roar. It’s with every wave that I am even more assured of God’s love for me. So I welcome the waves knowing that God is with me and He will never leave me.
Are you wading out into the ocean? Do you feel as though the waves are going to take you under? Message me because I’d love to pray with you! God is good and He is faithful!
Life, Love & Cancer Ribbons,
3 thoughts on “Beyond the Shore, Above the Waves”
That’s absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing 😘
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I know our Lord is with me in this difficult time, and my loved ones have been a wonderful support, too. I’m so sorry that you are experiencing abandonment by your loved ones. I’ll pray for your comfort.
Thank you for sharing your heart. You are an inspiration. Love you Amy. God is going to do amazing things in your life like He never has done before. All things will become new for you. ❤❤