My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Faith Like Waves

My faith comes in waves.

 

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Sometimes small and rhythmic, beating to the pulse of my heart, His heart. I walk each step but a moment away from the next beat of faith in my life.

Sometimes big rolls, pulling deep from somewhere unseen. I watch as my faith seems to pull away for an eternity before the thunderous rush comes toward me and washes over me completely.

And sometimes the sea is still. Unrushed and unmoving. I sit and wonder if it’s gone or it’s been there all along just quiet and soft and simple.

But this is how my faith comes.

And sometimes I fight hard. I long for the towering wave when I’m sitting by the still waters or I wonder where the stillness is when it feels like such an ordinary rhythm of life.

And then there are those times when the sea feels like it’s dried up. When I lose hope and wonder if it was ever really there to begin with. I doubt myself. I doubt my God.

But God.

Every rush or piece of dry ground, every still water and every lulling wave is just another way He speaks, meets me, loves me.

If God spoke the same way all the time it would become easy to tune Him out. When we question and search and wonder it is a part of our soul seeking Him. And that’s all He’s ever really wanted of us anyway. To seek Him.

So I can wonder by the edge of the big ocean or raise my fist to the dry land. I can swim deep or let it splash over me hard and fast until I can’t breathe. But each time, each wave draws me closer to Him if I just keep seeking.


This post is part of a series titled 31 days to Finding Your Way Home. Join me?

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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I’m here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

11 Replies

  1. Becky,
    Like you my faith comes in waves. A wise friend told me that we are always in a state of movement…either moving toward God or away from him. This is kind of like the waves you described…our faith ebbs and flows…but the encouraging word is that the waves never cease to keep rolling in. Our God is faithful. Lovely post!
    Blessings to you this day,
    Bev

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you for sharing Bev! It is constant motion. Sometimes it may feel like we take steps backward, but the overall movement is closer to Him!

  2. A lovely image! I remember a friend sitting on a beach letting the waves crash over him, saying he was struck by how this is like God’s grace that never stops washing over us.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you Laura! I love that idea of God’s grace and love crashing high over my head and covering me hard into the deep places without end.

  3. Wonderful post, Becky. I am so grateful for the ebb & flow of my faith as I continue to learn to walk with Him in & through all things. Glad I stopped here this morning. Only 10 more days to go 🙂 Keep on!

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thanks for the encouragement Joanne! I find myself thinking about what I want my blogging to look like after the series. How about you?

  4. Becky, this is a lovely word picture! It’s in those dried-up times when I find it most difficult to draw near to God. But then later, when the waves are rolling in again, I can often look back and see the work he was doing even in the drought. So glad to be your neighbor at Holley’s today …

    1. Becky Hastings

      Yes! It’s those times when we can look back and see purpose and grace over the most dried up parts of our lives! (writing about that tomorrow!) Thanks for visiting and sharing your heart!

  5. You are right-I don’t ever want communication with God to become monotonous!
    Love the wave comparison 🙂

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thanks Sarah! I’m not always great at communication with God, but knowing His grace is enough gets me through to the next wave 🙂

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