Just Keep Sailing On

Earlier today, I was thinking about events which have taken place in my life this past winter. Quite frankly, my world has been and at the moment is filled with uncertainty. In times like these, I am so thankful that there is one thing which I am certain. I am certain that God is God. I am certain that regardless of whatever storms I may face, He is Lord over them.

In God's Word I read:

Can anything ever separate us from Christs love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, "For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.") No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from Gods love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from Gods love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below--indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39

Do we believe this, I mean really believe these words or are they simply words on a page?

Four days after my first chemo infusion, I wrote a blog here at CB entitled This Little Boat Is Still Sailing On . Physically, I was sick, battered and bruised and yet... I am still here three years later. The God who was with me in that storm is still the same.It does not matter how fierce the winds blow or how high the waves get. Regardless of how big or how small the storm is, He is still God and He is Lord over the storm.

As I pondered this an old song from my girlhood popped into my head. Amazingly, I found a clip of it on YouTube. To be sure, it is from footage which is probably more than twenty years old but the message is still relevant today.The song is called Sail On and it was sung by The Imperials.

The question is not whether Jesus is Lord over the storm. The question is, will we keep sailing on, no matter what?

Blessings!

K :princess:

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Spencer Wright @godisfaithful78 ·

Thank you for sharing. My life has been engulfed with storms, mostly destructive ones that I produced. God is faithful to his promise, {2 Peter 3:9} concerning those in need of repentance, namely me. With all the destruction my life has seen as a result of sin, the storms of life that come now do not seem to be anything in comparison. God in His infinite wisdom still uses those past experiences for my good. Now that I am "On the other side of the Cross", I am able to minister to those who are trapped in the same darkness I once was in. Realizing that Jesus is "Lord" of all, including the storms, brings a person a sense of peace if they truly believe this as you say. Thank you for taking the time share your heart and your faith. Your faith encourages me to continue.

Blessings and peace to you,

Spence...

Jaclyn Azuela @jackie29 ·

Hi,

Thank you for this wonderful piece. It made me remember what I was when I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Yes, well a disease with no cure. Through faith, I lived and still alive until now. I was a spry 19 years old then and I couldn't help but be angry why of all people I had to go through with the pain both physical and emotional.

But, then my mother told me, "Don't keep sulking on one corner and stand up. God never gives you a cross that you could not carry. It's your cross, it's yours to bear, you can do it. Just keep looking at Him."

It was the moment that changed my life.

And, an answer to your question: resounding yes... I would continue sailing on no matter what.