4/18/12

God and the Sea

"The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea- the Lord on high is mighty." -Psalm 93:3-4

"In your ocean I'm ankle deep. I feel the waves crashing on my feet.." -Needtobreathe

"The one the wind and waves obey, is strong enough to save you." -Tenth Avenue North


I love ocean imagery, particularly as it pertains to God. Growing up on the West Coast, when I picture the ocean, I picture rough water, crashing waves, fog and rain...wild and uncontrollable.

Once when I was little, maybe six or seven, my younger sister and I went out in the water and got knocked over by the tide. Even though we really weren't in any danger because we weren't that deep and my dad was close by, it was a terrifying experience. I remember looking up, in the midst of being pushed about by the waves, seeing my dad walking over to help us and thinking, "Why is he walking?! I'm going to DIE! Why isn't he running as fast as he can?," In the few seconds that it took for my dad to come and pick me up, I thought for sure that my sister and I were going to be swept out to sea and disappear forever. But we weren't. My papa came and scooped us up, wrapped us in towels, and we were fine.

Lately, life has often felt like a crashing storm; like Eddie and I are being swept away by the waves and that God is taking his sweet time to come and lift us up. I don't understand but I know that he's near and I know he hasn't left us to be overcome by the waves. My God is the one who created and controls the sea and I have no reason to fear. It is because of him that we have hope.

So glad that my God is bigger than the crashing waves and bigger than my fears.

5 comments:

  1. I definitely needed to hear this :') Life has felt like a crashing storm for me as well for the past 2 weeks and this post reminded me of how much I don't need to fear those waves when an almighty God loves me and knows whats best for me. Thanks again :)And the photo is gorgeous as well!

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  2. Thank you for sharing, especially because we all feel this way at one point.

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  3. Thanks fir this. We have a truly awesome God!

    Brooke

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  4. Beautiful post...I am a West Coast girl too and the ocean is beautiful and terrifying at the same time. Praise to our God who created the ocean. Thanks!
    Alesha <3

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  5. love love love this.
    i was thinking something similar this morning... and I think it's so wonderful that you have an actual memory to link this concept to. awesome! :)
    also, you only have one more final!!! w00t!!
    <3
    kdz

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