The week was good and I am tired! Have you ever felt like you needed a vacation to rest after a week’s vacation? Having fun is exhausting! :-) I have stories to tell and pictures to share, but I need a day to get it together.
Today, I will just say that the ocean is amazing! One afternoon, the waves were so gentle, they were barely lapping the shore. The next day the wind was blowing and the waves were big, rough and quickly came one right after the other. Sometimes the salt in the water
irritates the skin (as our little grandson can testify), other times it heals it. On one occasion, the ocean is generous with its bounty and on another (like this week!), it withholds the harvest.
I think that is a picture of how God works. Sometimes His prodding is gentle and His voice is soft. Other times, His voice is louder and His nudge is harder and is more insistent. When needed, God’s Word convicts and makes us uncomfortable. More often, it brings comfort and encouragement. Many times His answer to our requests is “yes”. But, when it is for our good, He says “no” or “wait”.
One thing that is predictable about the ocean is the tides. The high tides are 12 hours apart. The low tides are 12 hours apart. We can count on them to be on time. We can’t predict how God will work, but one thing we can count on.... that we can trust... is that it will always be consistent with His character. That never changes!
“O, Lord God Almighty! Where is there anyone as mighty as you? Faithfulness is your very character.” Psalm 89:8
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