Most of my Sunday posts are inspired by something that I have seen or experienced during my week. I try to pay close attention and see if the Lord is leading me in a direction. This week was no different and I found myself thinking about something that I read earlier in the week. When I was visiting my sister a couple of weeks ago my sister gave me a daily devotional called, Savor. This is a short daily message where the author of the book talks about her life and how the Lord talks to her and uses her. My sister thought it sounded like the same scenario as my Sunday posts.
I started the book on the day that she gave it to me which was at the end of July. The author is talking about her trials and struggles due to the fact that she has had so many miscarriages. It was odd to jump in the middle of this ladies story without any back story but I kept reading each day. Then on August 9th, I read the devotional that has stayed with me and I can’t shake it from my mind. I take that as a sign that I need to talk about this.
The title for that day was Riding The Waves. She talked about how she loved as a child to go into the water and play in the waves. She mentioned that if she tried to stand up against the waves that she would get knocked down and tossed about. But, if she just went with the wave and let it carry her away that she would have a fantastic time.
Have any of you watched the movie, “You’ve Got Mail” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? That is one of my favorite movies of all time. I will watch it every time it comes on television. One of the parts that stuck out to me in the movie is when Meg Ryan makes the hardest decision that she doesn’t want to make. She comes to the conclusion that she is going to have to close her bookstore that had been her mothers. She is talking about change and how something that she really didn’t want to happen has happened. “But the truth is, I’m heartbroken. I feel as though a part of me has died and my mother has died all over again and nothing will ever make it right.”
I am sure that the wave that she was riding was not one that she wanted to be on. I bet she stood against it over and over and fought with all her might to not be knocked down. Finally, with no more fight left in her, she surrenders and lets the wave take her where it will. If you have watched the movie then you know that she has a whole other career open up to her and her life turns out for the better.
Waves are not only for the movies. Each and every one of us can probably think about a wave that you are riding right now or one that you just rode earlier. Some of these waves feel like they are going to pull you under and that you may never be able to breathe again. The wave will spit you out and you are left gasping for breath.
You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!”And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
If you are gasping for breath right now, I hope that knowing who controls the winds, the waters, and the seas can put your mind at ease. You may not see where this wave is taking you but the Lord knows. He is what made the wave, He is the one who is controlling the wave, He sees where it is taking you. You only have to sit back and quit fighting against it. Let the waters take you away.
Have A Blessed Day!