The wave lifts, you feel your board rise, then with a great surge of power, you drop and the force of the great water propels you to shore like a rocket.
That is how it felt to me when I caught a perfect wave. I was never a surfer, but would boogie board for hours at a time in times past.
Confronted with big waves, waves that were taller than me, I had four options:
Dive under it.
Jump over it.
Go back and sit on the shore.
Get past the break line, and turn and line up for the ride.
Lately, my life is pretty much the big waves. They seem a bit scary, but they are also beautiful. Powerful and alive. I have the same four options. If I can manage past the break line, power through with God’s power, turn and look around me, I will be on top of the wave. His strength will propel me to shore, and what a ride it will be.
Praying God’s power for you today as you paddle past the break line. Love, Lisa
Scenario: Dismal looking day, dark and foreboding clouds overhead. You settle into your airplane seat, buckle up, and say several prayers for safety through the weather.
The plane taxis, lifts, and ascends through the clouds. Bumps and turbulence along the way cause your heart to lurch several times.
Fifteen minutes later, you are above the cloud level. The sky is brilliantly clear; sunlight all around. No turbulence and clouds look angelic below your wings. You can hardly believe it is the same day, the same sky.
Present Day: I choose today to look beyond the clouds, beyond the turbulence and the worry. To look up to the One who controls the skies and flight. The Lord Jesus alone gives peace.