Monday, October 06, 2008

Ride it Out

If you feel like you're in a sea of trouble, you just might be. It doesn't ever help for someone to tell you that you're not at risk... when you really are. I haven't even read the headlines this morning nor has the stock market opened and plunged further. But I already know I'm at risk. We all are.

That's why I'm remembering how my daughter Abby tackled the waves on a cold, gray day this past summer vacation- and how my husband and my son and I sat on the beach and watched her. My idea was to stay safe on the beach, dry but not warm, because the wind was fierce and angry that day. Her idea was to go right into the foam and fuss of it all and experience it that way.

I think that's all I can say today. It's another cold, gray fall morning, and I'm remembering that cold, gray summer day at the beach not too long ago. I'm remembering that the beach was almost deserted, that the wind chilled us down to the bones, and that my daughter entered in to the sea and rode the waves and smiled because she was not afraid.

"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Is. 41:10


Mike said...

A wonderful promise. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

This was perfect for me to read today! There are financial concerns all around me and this was just the ticket for me today - thank you!


Amber's blog said...

Reading your post was extremely helpful. My best friend is going through some rough times. Actually she is going through really hard times right now and I couldn't find the words to say to tell her how much I wish I could help even though I can't be with her right now. Your verse is similar to a verse I sent her and I actually ended up telling her about this verse because I like it so much. I sent her Deuteronomy 31:6 and I hope it helps. I may need to visit your blog more often to get refueled. Thanks!

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

Glad you all stopped by. If only my little fireplace widget was real and we could all hang out by the fire and drink hot cocoa and relish the fact that HE is able to keep us standing tall by faith.