Friday, November 16, 2012

Water Streams and the River of Life

Psalms 1:3 "He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers."

Ecclesiastes 1:7 "All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again."

John 7:38 "Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." 

Isaiah 33:21 "There the LORD will be our Mighty One. It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams. No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship will sail them."

    Isaiah 32:2 "Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land."

It's been a while....

How life turns and flows. I think I finally have it figured out and then a new path I do not know. I suppose some must love this random ever changing flow as it means new adventures and the excitement of the unknown. For me, well...I find I don't like change. is Full of it. So often I feel like I am drowning in the strong and heavy currents of life's river or feel like I am being spun and turned in the oceans strong and relentless waves. I try and walk just above the water line on the oceans beaches often afraid of the water teasing at my feet. What is this? The fear of the unknown and being out of control. It has amazed me how something so incredibly strong and powerful as the ocean can also be such a beautiful place of rest and peace. Then, I think. That is life. In the world we will have tribulation. God tells us it will be so. Then He says. Don't worry, I have overcome the world. When I feel like I am out of control and do not know what to cling to, God says, I am here. He is the only unchanging, constant, and ever present help. I need Him in the good and the bad. I can not truly live without my Savior at my side. Anything less is no life at all. So, today...I don't have all the answers, I don't know the future, and I'm not familiar with this road I travel, but this I know. God is with me. He loves Me. He will never leave me. He will never forsake me. He will give me rest. He will be my comforter. He knows the plans He has for me. So as Peter on the water. I shall look to God as He guides me through the waters of life and will not let me sink. Thank you God! I can stand on the shore watching such power, but afraid to enter it or I can look to God, put one foot in front of the other and walk on water and live.