Hey– it’s been a minute since I’ve posted something here!
Life has been so busy. A good busy, but a really busy, busy.
When I find time in the busy, I listen to music sometimes. I listen to classical music when I study. I listen to Christian music a lot because God is SO good and I listen to Christmas music in the in between.
There’s a song I randomly came across one evening when I was wandering around my house with my headphones on. I think it’s called “Peace Be Still” because it utters the words about a thousand times within the 8 minute song.
Anyways, my favorite part of the song is what I want to talk about.
It says : “I don’t wanna be afraid, the waves are only waves,” and when I first let those lyrics register in my mind, it sounded wild. But after thinking about it, rather, they speak so much truth.
I was reminded of a shy little girl who was afraid of the ocean. While her family was far out, jumping over the waves she, instead, reached up to whoever was there to hold her over them.
So often, even as daughters and sons of God, we still feel like we have the power to handle the big waves on our own, so we simply jump with all we have, often times to crash and find ourselves lying under a wave with everything it threw at us lying all around us and the ocean.
It is scary. It seems scary. But, we don’t have to live in fear. Because, just like that girl reached for someone to hold her over the waves, we can ask God to hold us over the waves. He is our strength.
I don’t know what your waves look like, maybe you’re like me, and the waves are your sister’s kidney failure, or maybe the waves are great loss of a dear friend, or maybe your waves symbolize a time of other waiting, hurt, or fear. But, I do know that our God has overcome the world (John 16:33), and we can take heart in knowing that in doing that, he’s overcome our pain, fear, loss, and disappointment. Surely, he can overcome the waves– he created them himself anyway. He’s an ocean-tamer.
God gives us peace and joy when we look to Him. Being carried through the water is so much better than sand in your pants. I promise you that. So, we set our minds on things above (Colossians 3:2) and press on toward the goal (Philippians 3:14): Jesus. He is greater, and it’s all for his glory.
Thank you, Jesus, for your oceans and for the people you’ve placed in my life to help guide me through fear. I am so thankful, and you are so faithful.