Saturday, August 25, 2012

On the Ocean Floor

I've told you all this so that trusting Me, 
you will be unshakable and assured, 
deeply at peace. 
In this godless world 
you will continue to experience difficulties. 
But take heart! I've conquered the world.
John 16:31-32

Jesus wants us to be unshakable and assured--
the peace that comes from the depths of our soul.
As a child, I spent much time at the shore, 
and I loved riding the waves.
But I didn't like the ones that broke
before I could get over them.
I definitely had my share 
of being thrown around by those breakers.
I quickly learned, however, 
that I could drop down to the ocean floor
and miss the turmoil of the crashing.
I can still sense the peace I got 
from laying on the ocean floor
knowing there was a whole lot 
of commotion going on above me.
I need to remember that today
when those waves come along
that I can't simply just ride out.
I need to drop down to the ocean floor--
the depths of my soul 
where I am deeply at peace,
unshakable and assured.
I can stay on top and get bashed around,
or I can drop down and be at peace.
I am leaving you with a gift—
peace of mind and heart. 
So don’t be troubled or afraid.
John 14
I receive His gifts today:
peace of mind and heart. 
So, I will not be troubled
nor will I be afraid.
I want to live in the 
secret places of peace 
on the ocean floor.


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