Revue: Rough Seas

“Polishing Rough Edges,” © Lynn Abbott Studios. Used with Permission.

“…We went through fire and through water; Yet You did bring us out into a place of abundance.”~Psalm 66:12

“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.  Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD” ~Psalm 27:13-14

© 2017 Lynn Abbott

From an early age, I became well acquainted with the push and pull of surf upon shore.

You see, my dad was an oceanographer and as such, he had a way of demystifying and deconstructing any romantic notions that I held about the sea.

Each life journey includes rough waters of its own.

And so I learned that pounding waves, over time, chip away at rocky coastlines, rearranging and leaving behind the makings of summertime sandcastles…

Of course, each life journey includes rough waters of its own. And the deep pounds and washes over even the most stalwart of hearts. At such moments, it’s a struggle to surface for air.

Whatever you do, hang on.

There’s infinite hope in this: the Master rides the untamed seas. Despite the thunder and headwinds you may face today, He will not allow this storm to overcome you.

The Master rides the untamed seas.

Recognizing that any new creation takes time, wait for Him. After all, in the hands of our loving Abba, that very fierce surf will reshape, rearrange and renew.

Yes, beyond rough seas is golden sand. And it’s worth it. Oh, so worth it…