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    When The Waves Grow Fierce Around Me

    WHEN THE WAVES GROW FIERCE AROUND ME

    I had the best of intentions.

    I had every thought of writing a nice, new “STRETCHY” post last night for you today, and then my plans kind of got derailed.

    There have been a few things going on in my world the past few days that have caused a little higher amplitude to the normally steady, manageable waves I’m used to experiences.  Sometimes, life causes us to experience fear, anger, anxiety, disappointment, and fatigue.  I think I’ve felt a little bit of each of these things over the past few days.

    Instead of writing a nice, new “STRETCHY” post, I’m left writing something with more rawness.  I hope you don’t mind.

    I wish I could fix things.

    I wish I could mend relationships.

    I wish I could tear down walls.

    I wish I could heal wounds.

    I wish I could make scars vanish.

    I wish I could snap click my heals together three times and be home.

    I wish I could sleep soundly.

    I wish I could just make it all better.

    But I can’t.  I can’t do any of these things.  I wish it wasn’t so, but there are times when I need these reminders.  I need to be reminded that I can’t do it all.

    But I know the One who can.

    I know the One who can fix things (even if I don’t understand the remedy).

    I know the One who can repair relationships.

    I know the One who can tear down walls.

    I know the One who can heal all wounds.

    I know the One who provides the security of home we are all looking for.

    I know the One who provides perfect rest.

    I know the One who can make it all better.

    And it’s this knowledge – it’s this One – that keeps me from being swallowed up by the giant waves of life.  And this is right where I need to be right now.

    The nice, new “STRETCHY” post will have to wait for another day, because this is all I have for now.

    In my distress I called upon the Lordto my God I cried for help.  From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.  Psalm 18:6

    Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below.