Going Deeper

16 Jul 2016

Whilst I was at Summer Madness, which is a christian youth festival in Glenarm, I took some time away from the business of the festival and just had some alone time with God by the sea. So I decided to take a little bit of a walk along the beach while I prayed.

I was walking along the beach, wading through the water, I had wellies on so I was trying not to go too deep so as not to get my feet wet. I noticed that however much I tried to stay in the shallows of the water, every now and then a big wave would come and the water would come flooding into my boots and I'd have to move even shallower until eventually I was just walking on the sand as the tide came out. So often in life we can feel like everything in our lives is in order but we later come to realise that this is not always the case. When trials come we so often find ourselves turning away from God and blame God for all the things that are going wrong in our lives when sometimes it is equally as easy to go the other way and turn to God for help to get us through the difficult periods of our lives. If we have the courage to physically step deeper into the water you find that the waves are a lot less changeable and the sea maintains a more constant level. There will always still be a few ups and downs but they won't cause as dramatic an effect as we know that when we are rooted in Christ, God will always be there to help us through everything. Standing still in the water may seem like a safer option but with the constantly changing nature of the sea, standing still in one place is just going to end you up in trouble, By going deeper you may even find that your feet actually get less wet.

"Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger"

Alice x

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