Going with the Flow

Author: Kathryn Sadakierski — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: May 2, 2023

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Going with the Flow
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One of my favorite parts of our family vacations at the beach was boogieboarding. My sister and I picked out boogieboards with colorful designs at the store, packing them into the car loaded with our luggage. Every summer, we looked forward to bringing those boards with us on our ocean getaways, the promise of another exciting adventure on the horizon..Upon arriving at the beach, however, the tall waves cresting in the distance could be intimidating. Waiting on my board, I watched as the waves curled ever closer. It seemed like every wave was more enormous than the last. What if one rolled right over me, leaving me spluttering, salt burning my eyes? Just how far from the shore should I go—should I inch even further into the ocean, or stay closer to the sand where the waves petered out?.Ultimately, I decided to hang on, keeping my balance, remaining at the ready, then coasting with each of the waves, letting them carry me back to the shore. I discovered that timing was everything. Instead of turning around and giving up, it was exhilarating to catch the perfect wave, cruising straight through. At the end of the day, I was relieved that I hadn’t gone back to shore right away, that I’d chosen to wait and ride the waves..Sometimes, life can feel a lot like boogieboarding. But we’re not alone—if we’ve put our trust in Jesus, we can know that God is always with us, no matter how big the waves might get. As we follow Jesus, trusting in God’s perfect timing, He will carry us through, helping us move past fear. As we take each wave at a time, we come to see that even the tall waves that may intimidate us are just small ripples to God. Looking back at what once scared us, we realize there was no need to have feared. God doesn’t let go of us, leaving us stranded in the middle of the sea. He walks across to us, meeting us where we are, bringing us to where we are meant to be. • Kathryn Sadakierski.• Can you think of a time God helped you in the midst of a scary situation? Consider taking a moment to thank Him for this..• Often, our lives can feel confusing, and we don’t know what to do. Yet God is with us through everything we face, and He won’t abandon us to figure things out on our own. He invites us to come to Him with all the questions, frustrations, and fears that weigh on us (Matthew 11:28-30). In addition to talking to God, who are trusted Christians in your life you can talk to?.Mightier than the breakers of the sea—the Lord on high is mighty. Psalm 93:4 (NIV)

 

Read Verses:

Psalm 107:28-Psalm 107:31; Matthew 14:22-Matthew 14:33; Psalm 93:4; Psalm 46:1-Psalm 46:5

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