Monday, February 4, 2013

Look Not to the Waters

Let all that I am wait quietly before God,

for my hope is in Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken.
Psalm 62:5

I can be shaken far too easily.
I survey all that is around me,
wanting to see calm seas surrounding 
not only me, but also around every person 
and every situation I am connected with.
My peace is often contingent on
my evaluation of those seas.
It doesn’t take a lot of wind to stir the waters.
When the winds are stirring my own waters,
that is one kind of battle.
But when the winds are stirring 
the waters surrounding those I love,
that is another battle altogether.
The answer is the same in both battles.

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God.”
My focal point can't be the choppy seas,
but the Rock in the center of it all.
The winds can move the sea,
but it has no effect on the Rock.

My prayer is often to calm the waters,
and I will take that answer every time.
But wind always makes water choppy.
And the wind blows a lot.

I have to reel my thoughts in all day long,
choosing to lift my eyes off the waters
and onto the Rock, that I might be
reminded of His immovable nature.

My thoughts are the window
through which I see my circumstances.
They have to line up with things that are true:
He is good, He is faithful, He is loving.
To me and to those I love.
I will not be shaken.

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