“You are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.” Psalm 36:9 NLT
Picture this: You’re in the middle of the ocean in the worst possible storm you could imagine. You can’t see very far in front of you, with no place of security and no destination in sight. You panic, wondering when you will reach safety, how you will reach safety, where you are going, and why the storm is so bad. Suddenly, you’re surrounded by what looks like many arms, and you can no longer see the ocean & storm anymore. His hand turns your face to look in His direction and pulls you into His arms.
Do you hear the invitation to come close and refocus your attention on the One who commands the winds and the waves? Do you hear the invitation to come close to the One who has already crafted the healing, life, and dreams you desperately desire to know more about?
It is in this Holy and still place of intimacy and trust that the Father molds you with His perfect love; healing distorted thoughts and replacing exposed pain and brokenness with Holy Truth. What a beautiful love this is. The Father knows everything that you need, and yet He cares so deeply about the condition of your heart. More than reaching the destination, whatever that may be for you, God wants you to be rooted in His love; it is His love that will keep you strong (Eph. 3:17-19). His first and greatest commandment is for you to love Him (Matt. 22:37).
He is the light by which you will see. Let that give you hope, sister. In Him, you will see. Hear this invitation to be deeply rooted, to rest in green pastures, and planted by peaceful streams despite the storm. This invitation to live in surrender and under His lordship is an opportunity to experience divine guidance and peace in the middle of the storm. May you draw in close enough to hear the heartbeat and breath that the Father has given you, by grace.
Father, the Sovereign One over it all, I need Your help. Thank You because You are faithful to help me, by grace, to focus less on the storm and the destination and more on Your heart. May Your Word and presence be the light by which I see. Thank You because Your light brings guidance, protection, and comfort and reveals the places in me that need re-alignment with Your Truth. May You give me the grace to learn how to delight in You so that Your desires may be mine. Help me, Father, to fall into Your loving arms to grow deeper in Your unfailing love. May You grace me with experiencing You in a new way. I love you, Father. Amen.
Written by: Olivia Mbualungu