Monday, November 24, 2008

Still

Footprints


I have a friend who seems to be able to sum up what God is doing in my life or in particular circumstances. Recently she likened what was happening to us like rolling waves that seem to be pounding us but are actually moving us closer to the safety of the shore. It was really comforting at the time, but I was discouraged again when the next wave hit and I felt like I was getting ‘dumped’ and not moving anywhere. But she still managed to point me to God and when I heard this song at Church I realized the greater meaning of the analogy.

Hide me now, under Your wings
Cover me within Your mighty hand
Chorus:
When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm
Father You are king over the flood
I will be still and know You are God
Find rest my soul in Christ alone,
Know his power, in quietness and trust.

So when the oceans rise, the thunders roar, the waves crash or we are going under once again, we don’t have to rely on circumstances to bring us back to God, he is right there with us carrying us! He is King over the flood, and we don’t just have to catch what little oxygen is available, we can soar by being still and recognizing his authority and control of the situation. He Is God.

The picture above is one I took just a few months ago and will very soon be hanging on my wall at home. It will remind me from now on that no matter how overwhelmed I am feeling, or what is going on with the weather and the waves of life, He carries me through and I will be still and know He is God.

Donna Savill

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3 comments:

Mum-me said...

I've been taking a bit of a pounding lately too, with one thing and another, so thanks for this timely reminder. And the photo is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Don, what an original photo. What next, "it was then that Jesus was carrying me" caption??

"In quietness and trust is your strength" Isaiah 30:15

Donna @ Thirsty? said...

Yes I did consider photoshopping that caption in, but that automatically comes to mind for me so I think Ill just have it on the wall like that and Ill be reminded of the footprints poem each time I see it. Thanks for the verse!