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.

Psalms 89:9

You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.

Mark 4:39

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.

Matthew 8:26

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!

 

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27 Comments

  1. Again a lovely message. Jordan has had 6 miscarriages and after much pray they got to a place of peace and gratefulness for the 2 adorable children they have. This was such a perfect story for her – I’ll have to get her the book

    • Tania Reply

      She is blessed to have 2 beautiful children but miscarriages are hard. The emotions from extreme highs to the lowest of lows is so hard.

  2. Catherine Clarke Reply

    Thank you again for a helpful and insightful God post. Keep being alive to God’s promptings. x

  3. Melinda Mason Reply

    Thank you for following God’s stirrings of your heart. Sharing for a friend that is fighting the waves right now.

  4. Great message today, that I really needed to hear. I feel like the storm is going to take over, however, I know the One who clams the storms. Thank you for the reminder, I don’t have to weather the storm alone and will be better for it! God Bless you Tania as you allow Him to use you in a wonderful way to help others. 😘

    • Tania Reply

      Deana, the one thing about storms is that they do eventually pass. Keep looking for the rainbow that will eventually emerge.

  5. Great message. I, too, am one that often gets caught up in the storm. Have a wonderful day.

  6. I love your Sunday posts. We all have our waves to ride. It is always hard to wait on the Lord, we want instant relief.

    • Tania Reply

      I agree, Connie. I don’t like being in the dark waiting on the outcome.

  7. Deborah Broughton Reply

    This was a wonderful post and one of your best! Due to my husband’s health we have had many changes in lifestyle and expectations for our retirement years. I needed this post this morning and I will save it .
    Thank you,
    Deborah

    • Tania Reply

      Deborah, my husband and I were just talking about things like this. It is hard when your lifestyle needs adjusting and retirement has limited opportunities.

  8. I’ve been riding a hurricane size wave for a while now. This post has given me a new perspective on this problem. I need to stop standing up against the waves and let go and ride them where they take me. After all, God is in control. Not me. Thank goodness. God bless you, Tania and thanks once again for your inspiration. 🙏

    • Tania Reply

      Oh, no. I hate to hear that there is a hurricane swirling in your life. It is super hard to let go but honestly, what other choices do you have? You do the best that you can and then surrender the rest.

  9. Annie Lazar Reply

    Good morning! I ❤️This message! I ❤️ you! Hope you have a great week! 👼🏻🙏🏻

  10. Tania,
    I started reading your blog because I was inspired by your fashion sense. Never expected to find a sister in Christ but so happy I did. Today’s post is a great reminder for us all. Please keep doing what you’re doing. I look forward to reading your post each day and seeing what you’re wearing.
    Suzanne from Illinois

    • Tania Reply

      Welcome, Suzanne! I am so thankful that you are enjoying my Sunday posts.

    • kim granzella Reply

      I too agree with Suzanne above. Thank you Tania for your inspiring and well needed reminders!

      Kim in Napa

  11. Charlcy L. Green Reply

    Oh Tania, I can’t tell you how timely this is for me. I found out this week that my fiance was apparently a serial liar…he is married! I am devastated and so sad, but I know God is in control. Thank you.

  12. Tania! Bless you for reaching so many of us. Every one of your Sunday posts “are so relevant” and in tune with those of us struggling… and Bless you for helping me find faith again! Laura

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