Be still and know that I am God.
I love the being at the ocean. I love the sound of the crashing waves.
I love the sunrise.

There isn’t anything that I don’t like about being at the ocean. I see God’s hand everywhere, everyday in my life…but it is evident on a grand scale at the ocean.  

The vastness of the sea is breath taking, especially on a crystal clear day when there is a distinct horizon line between water and sky.

But often the days are not crystal clear.  We cannot see a distinct horizon line.  On those days, it doesn’t mean that the horizon isn’t there, it just means that we cannot clearly see it.

If these days it seems that you can’t see the horizon line, hold fast to His hand.  He is still there.

If these days it seems that you can’t find his hand, reach for it.  He will take your hand in his.

If these days it seems that there is no way out of the mess in which you find yourself, don’t give up.  He is there.

I often see and hear Jeremiah 29:11 quoted “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

But read verse 10, “This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.

Where the trials are over, he promises to bring them back.  We might have to endure our trials before the plans to prosper come to fruition.

Then verses 12 and 13 “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”” 

For the days when it seems like there is no answer…Jesus is the answer.

For when the days are long and the night longer and dark…Jesus is the light.

For when it seems like the rope will not hold and we are losing our grip…Jesus comes to hold us up.

For the days when we just. cannot. do. it. ANYMORE…we don’t have too.  Jesus will.

Friend, I don’t know your struggle, but I prayed for you today.  I prayed for everyone that will read this blog post once I push publish. I don’t have the answers to your problems…but Jesus does. No matter how dark your days, how long your nights, how low your bank account, what medical test you are having, what job you are losing or can’t get…Jesus has the answer.  I pray you find peace and comfort in His loving arms. 

I would love to pray for you…if you have a specific prayer request, please leave it in the comments.


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