Sometimes I get lost at sea.
The waves billow over
And I’m drowning–
Reaching out my arms for something
I cannot see.
It’s the word of life,
But it’s also easier said than done.
Everywhere I look there’s a storm.
As I’m thrown into the waters,
My body is weighed down.
I break through the surface,
Fighting for my life aimlessly.
When will the struggle end?
When will my fight be enough
To win the battle?
Darkness overwhelms me,
And soon I am falling–
Drowning deeper into the depths
Of these murky waters.
All hope is lost…
Until I see the light,
Faintly glowing from the surface.
I stretch out my arms–
Fighting one last time.
As I kick my legs
I find myself getting nowhere.
But somehow the light shines brighter.
And then I realize I don’t need to fight.
It was never my battle in the first place.
As I break the surface to a new dawn,
I am surrounded by peace, love,
I can see the Son beyond the horizon
As I float past the wreckage,
Toward this incredible light.
Slowly but surely I’ll make it
To this golden perfection.
It’s as if everything I’ve ever wanted
Can be found in this light.
Still floating I realize,
There’s only one thing
Weighing me down
As it guides me toward the horizon.
It’s the only anchor I’ll ever need.
Fresh and alive as it shines
Over the horizon.
I lift up my face to laugh at the sky.
Now I know it all starts with one word–
—Written by Emily at fearfullywonderfullyme.com
So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14: 29-31 NKJV).
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Lovely post Emily! It really got me thinking- a lot of the time we try to fight our way through stuffs without surrendering to God for help. Learnt so much from this. God bless you for sharing! <3
Fearfully Wonderfully Me
Yes, thank you! I also think it is a different perspective on the story of Peter walking on water. It’s not just about having faith, but surrendering in the storm. God bless you too 💕
Yes, I totally loved the perspective you showed with the Peter story! 🙂