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My Fears are Drowned and We Will Walk on Water

We are at graduation week. The time we have anticipated for so long. It doesn’t feel real, but at other times it feels so real I get overwhelmed. Does that make sense?

I have thought about the song “Oceans” more times than I can count lately. And today it is fitting.

I have been overwhelmed with stuff lately. Not just the big emotions of graduating and the immense milestone this is. Not just because of this school journey…but it truly is a milestone in our spiritual journey. But there is just so much stuff swirling around me at the moment it is hard to focus. And I just want to sit and bask in and constantly give glory for all God has done.

He allowed us to see His power these past 13 years. The power that is unleashed when we submit to Him, listen to Him, trust Him above our own thoughts and desires.

When we step out in faith and do the impossible.

And then we walk. Walk on water.

Just like Peter. We do what seems impossible because Jesus calls us and we obey.

This week though, and many times on this journey, just like Peter, I have taken my eyes off of Jesus. And those times (and even this week) I have said it feels like I am drowning.

“But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”  He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”  And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.  And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:27-33 ESV

But Jesus. He doesn’t allow us to sink in our own weakness. He doesn’t leave us in the water.

He stretches out His arm to save us.

So many times un this journey, I have been reminded to keep my eyes on Jesus and not on the storm around me or the waves tossing around me. 

And this week I will do the same. Because I know that God is in control of every detail and He will never allow us to sink.

Satan loves to steal my joy, to try and make me look at the distractions swirling around me and make me feel like I am drowning. Praise the Father that I know even when storms surround me, fears creep in threaten to take over, Jesus’ power keeps me walking on water.

And instead of me drowning, my fears are drowned. 

This week when my baby girl walks down that aisle to graduate, I will not just see her walking down an aisle, I will know that she is actually walking on water. 

Thank you, God. For the strength to do it.

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now
So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
~Oceans, Hillsong

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