Devotions

New Heights

An uneasiness shifted through my mind, body and spirit.

My stomach was in knots.

I could not focus.

Everytime I tried, my thoughts would jump back to the dialogue that took place.

Sleep and peace eluded me.

It was as if I could jump out of my skin at any given moment.

The ground beneath me no longer felt solid.

The details of the situation are not important, because there have been many details and many situations over the years.

But the feelings are always the same.

Have you ever agonized over a situation out of your control?

The kind that you replay in your mind over and over again?

Maybe you have felt this mind swirling, jump out of your skin feeling surging through your body.

Maybe the ground beneath you no longer feels solid.

We all long for a sense of security, one that would allow us to soar without fear of failing or falling.

I have always been in awe of how birds build their nests high above the ground,

on the most delicate of branches.

Flying in and out of their homes, these creatures appear light and carefree.

Secure.

But true security comes from building our lives on the solid foundation of Christ.

“Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who builds his house on the rock, and the rain descended, and the floods came, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” Matthew 7: 24-25

Even if we fail, He will never let us fall.

So often we stay fixated on our circumstances, instead of fixing our eyes on Him.

We all want to feel the ground beneath us for security, but it is in the letting go Christ takes us to new and unimaginable heights.

Sometimes that means letting go of the tape we replay over and over in our heads.

Sometimes that means letting go of past hurts that hold us back from experiencing present and future joys.

Sometimes that means letting go of people who are pulling us down instead of lifting us up.

Always it means shifting our focus on the One who is our Rock, our foundation.

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You.

Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever. 

For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”  Isaiah 26: 3-4

Friends, let HIm be your security and your strength.

Let go….He will take you to new and unimaginable heights.

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