My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

When It Feels Like You Are Sinking

There are days when I feel like I’m swimming in a sea of feelings. Keeping my head just above the waves as I navigate this ocean that I can’t control. I want to be that person that has it all together, that woman who is self-assured and full of grace and wisdom. So I keep swimming.

But some days I am sinking.


image credit: flickr (unknown)

image credit: flickr (unknown)

I’ve always been an emotional person. And I’ve always thought that was something that needed to be reigned in, something to control and get a handle on. Or worse, something to suppress. But I forgot the truth of anyone lost at sea. I forgot to look for true north.

When I take my eyes off the ocean around me, thrashing over my head, I thought it meant I’d sink. I thought surely it would be the end. But the truth comes when we see that looking for what is true matters more than what happens around us, no matter how chaotic and desperate it seems.


Maybe we’re not supposed to end up where we expected.

Maybe all the feelings I have are not a flaw, but part of the artists design.

And this truth makes even the most turbulent sea beautiful.

I’m finding truth as I write this series and find my way. 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.

2 Replies

  1. What an awesome truth – if God’s is True North we are never lost! I love it! We just need to reposition and find our bearings in the sea and look to the One who can lead us.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Sometimes it’s hard to take our eyes off the waves, right? Glad He’s patient with me!

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