Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Ephesians 4:14
As wind picks up so do the waves and they are not for the weak swimmer. Even for us who have been doing this for years is always done with great caution, with other people, and close to the shore.
Like the waves I encountered while body surfing, life can be like that as we are hit on every side forcing us to make important choices. It can literally take our breath away. Trying to figure out our next life step, we hear opinions from one, another voices theirs, and then we are grappling with our own thoughts. We can always stand firm in true Biblical teaching while riding the waves. Are you searching the Scriptures and letting it penetrate into your very soul?
Wind and Waves will come. How we deal with it will determine our peace and fulfillment in Life.
Waves can be deceiving
As I stood watching huge waves come rolling toward me, some had no power when they finally reached me. The same is as Scripture says, by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Knowing and searching for what the Bible says is so important. If not, every person’s opinion could feel like truth. With resources like www.biblestudytools.com it can help you identify meaning. Places of worship who teach God’s Holy Scripture and books that are founded on God’s truth can enrich your life to study the waves and wind of life. Cunning and crafty people can try and falsify Truth but with good resources at our fingertips we have the opportunity to be stronger in our faith. Truth will surely set us free.
Those times body surfing, some waves would knock me over and force me ahead by some very powerful and painful ones. I stood up spurting trying to gain my feet on the terra firma. I know sounds crazy.
As I look back and reflect over the years, I was knocked over by huge waves of life situations and I can truly say it strengthened me. I am not the Linda I am today without those waves.
Are you facing waves of loneliness, loss of a loved one, problems at work, or is single parenting just overwhelming right now? Just as I always had someone to scream and laugh with me in those wavy waters and help keep me safe, we need to have trusted faithful friends that can walk alongside us to do the same thing.
Waves will stop
Mark 4:39 “He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm”.
The first few minutes of body surfing in waves were fun. My stamina was good, and then all of a sudden, I reached a point of feeling exhausted. It is then I know the wise choice is to walk toward shore to a firm foundation. I can only imagine the dilemma the disciples were dealing with while facing the storm of wind and waves. They knew they were beat unless they got help. We can’t carry the waves of burdens our self. We can do as the disciples did and ask the Savior for a rescue. He can do this.
You and I both know that life will have waves. Some are big trials, others on-going. Do I wish I could be free from the waves that knock me sideways? Humanly speaking, of course!
As I walked back along the beach with the wind and waves roaring in the distance, I reached the grassy field and it became quiet and calm. So it is with our lives. We have times of great trials that can take our breath away and other times we can experience great peace. We need to ask Jesus Christ to be our calming spirit in both situations.
What waves of life are hitting you sideways that you need the Savior to say, ‘Peace Be Still’? I believe we are not exempt from waves or wind. What I do know is that as the wind and waves come, we have our Anchor, Jesus, to keep us in His care.
- Define your wind and waves
- Ask Jesus to calm your storm and help you
- Search the Scriptures for God’s Truth. It will set you free
YOU CAN DO THIS!