Thursday, March 31, 2011

No Matter What Winds Prevail...

It doesn't have to be a major storm to bring about disruption in life.  It seems at times, that all which is needed is the busyness, and stress that comes with just living day to day and sailing that rolling sea we call life. Especially when we find that all we're riding in is the patched up dinghy of human effort.

Yet, when life gets in the way I find myself trusting in my own self-preservation (my sinking dinghy) over the never faltering safety of God's preservation. His ship is unbreachable and most definitely, unsinkable. It couldn't be otherwise with His adept hand on the helm and His heavenly wind in the sail.

Oh, set your sail to the heavenly gale,
And then, no matter what winds prevail,
No reef can wreck you, no calm delay;
No mist will hinder, no storm will stay;
Though far you wander and long you roam
Through salt sea sprays and o'er white sea foam,
No wind can blow but that will speed you Home.
- Annie Johnson Flint

Set sail with Him on this sea of life. The waters are rough and the weather unpredictable, but whatever comes, God remains a refuge for those willing to give up life's dinghys and allow Him control of the helm. And with Him as the Helmsman, what would there be to fear?

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3,7

Put your trust in His very capable hands! No more fear!
God Bless!

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