Waves

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The ocean is beautiful.

At least I never grow tired of looking at it, even if it is only a picture.

But it is not a safe thing.

At times it can shift and drown you or tow you out to sea.

The constant change of tides and ever moving water is always rearranging the sand, rocks, seaweed, and shells.

Nothing is left motionless.

Nothing is “finished” and the work stopped.

The waves are ever going in and out.

And so is life.

The waves of sin and temptation can seem to be retreating before you,  faster than you can run after
and you feel safe from them.

But turn your back for a moment and suddenly they are sucking at your ankles, threatening to smother.

The stress daily wears, and worry can smooth off the bumps of joy and happiness.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

We build a jetty to hold back the tide.
Each piece carved out of God’s Word.

We can lift our minds from the tossing and rolling of the cares by remembering this is not our home.

We can reach out a helping hand to those who are being sucked down into sin by prayer, encouragement, and being willing to ask the tough questions.

Our life isn’t to be focused on ourselves, our struggles, our worries,  and we don’t have to have all the answers.

Instead we need to lay them at the feet of the Father in prayer and patience. Knowing He has the answer.

We simply need to trust
and
obey.

Isaiah 49:4 NLT
“I replied, ‘But my work seems so useless! I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose, Yet I leave it all in the LORD ‘ s hand, I will trust God for my reward. ‘”

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