The beauty of the Lord and his creation of this earth. Freedom in the waves and the bird sitting so still. Yet a lighthouse far away to guide the boats in the waters. God has prepared our lives as waves go in and they go out. I love the ocean and the power that lies behind it all. I love that God is our lighthouse and guides us in the worst of times and the best of times.
You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.
'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.
For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea.
A few scriptures above to grab onto when you don't see the power of God. God has the power to calm a sea or stir it up. You might feel alone at times, but God is right there. He waits for you to get it, to know how much he love you and shows you by things around. We can often focus on the hard times and it takes us individually to stir up our faith.
I have gone to women's retreats and heard the best messages. Then go home and forget the message that so minister to my heart. This morning, I thought how important it is to keep a message in our hearts and minds. Just that one message of hope and pressing forward.
I write from the middle of my heart because I care about you (the reader). I realize how lonely I have felt at times and wish someone heard my heart. Life can be hard and it takes a real determination to make the best of each day. Things suddenly hit us like death of a loved one, a lost job, money issues and the waves of life that seem to hit hard. Emotions rise and before you it, your tired. Maybe telling yourself you can not do this anymore and that's when you cry out to God. The creator of calmness and a peace beyond a human understanding. Come on God, I need you now.
Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future
Don't forget that we have choices and that affects our now. I heard someone yesterday blame God for their situation of life. It was like a big wave over powered them and they didn't see why God would let their situation happen. Yet, I could clearly see that choices leading up to their now was wrong. It wasn't lined up to God's plan nor did they surrender to his will. They took on their own choice and then blamed God. So many people do this and I have even done this in the past. Then one day, my eyes were clear and I saw my choices made my now. Wow moment of life and God wasn't to blame at all.
It becomes time to take responsibility on your own choices. Yes, waves can overpower us, but God loves takes it all away. Ending up on the sand and looking out over a big ocean. The lighthouse stands of hope, peace, love which is in God. I will surrender my life and allow God freedom to move waves and have sand times of talking with him. I am thankful for writing and you reading this. My prayers go big for you today and God power to help you with your now of life. I'm not saying now is easy, but now is now and here we go. Trusting a big God in all areas of our lives.
Have a bless day and my prayers continue!