Tiptoe

“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.” (Psalm 69:13)

I pause at the ocean’s edge of today, faint light streaming across the room as the morning yawns awake. The hours ahead are deep and wide with possibilities that will roar or foam across my pebbled path. Like the sequence of waves ticking up on shore, the minutes will ebb and flow, frolicking to-and-fro. Tick splash, tock splash, tick.

Today holds the potential for the new, untried, and delightful, packed with a generous helping of rich fullness on the side. On tiptoe I anticipate what lies ahead, aware that the Lord who crafted the seas and has a current count of all the grains of sand, knows me.

He might allow huge whitecaps to come crashing in, to knock me off my feet and bowl me over with their sudden motion. In all likelihood, I will not comprehend the why or how of the intensity. For my part, I would choose the gentler sprays, the tiny ripples, and the manageable currents to cross my swath of sandy shores.

He comes alongside both.

The Lord will not ask me to face either alone. Monstrous waves or pesky doldrums do not approach without his presence. The controller of the universe and its Creator supreme stands with me.

He is never undone by storms or restless seas. He has proven himself before. I will await his steadfast presence once more.

“Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit close its mouth over me. Answer me, O LORD, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me” (Psalm 69:14-16).

Elizabeth A Mitchell

Photo Credit: Emilio Garcia on Unsplash

Related Post

Hope Surge

Hope Surge

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4) We hear reports from distant shores and nearby corner stores of...

read more
Helper

Helper

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 124:8) Heavy-hearted and under siege, we hunker down and hide, fearful of the onslaught from the enemy intent on our destruction. At the very least, he plots to capture...

read more
Intimidation

Intimidation

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5–6) As a little girl I presumed that nothing intimidated my dad. He was...

read more

1 Comment

  1. Peter Mathieu

    Yes that verse is beautiful and said perfectly how God loves us

    The world is in calamity but God is in control. I just need to surround e every fleshy desire. The rich young ruler saying I have done everything and Jesus said sell everything you have and follow me

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Share This