Faith that walks on Water

I love this song:

I remember being in tears over it late last year because I could not get my heart to sing the chorus:

“Spirit, lead me where my trust in without border

Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

And my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior”

Oh, to have that kind of faith, a faith that is not stopped by terrifying waves because He is there in the midst, because He is calling; a faith that knows Him to be faithful no matter what; a faith that simply knows Him. Because in knowing Him, we are safe. Because in knowing He is with us, the size of the storm does not matter.

Storm

Oh, what joy that must be, to rest in His embrace when hell is breaking loose.

It took me days of working with Him to get to the place where I could sing these words with all my heart. And then I could not stop singing them, praying them, speaking them.

And the Lord heard me.

I have walked where I certainly would have drown if I had not kept my eyes on Him this year. I have found a trust in Him that is beyond my own ability to trust. I have gone where no man could make me go, but He called and His grace took me there. And my faith in Him, it is more precious than ever. It is sweet, and tender like a lamb, but strong and fierce like a lion. Because I know Him in a way I never knew Him before. I know that His hand is upon me, and I need not fear where He leads.

I have rested in His embrace in the midst of the storm. Because I know He is mine, and I am His.

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8 comments

  1. I remember, in our church attending days, of singing certain choruses and thinking, as you mentioned, “Oh, I wish I had a faith strong enough to truly mean this!”

    Years later, life happened and things got rough, and I found that what I didn’t want in my comfy days, I very much wanted in the midst of insecurity and anxiety, because I really needed the hand that Jesus was holding out, to keep me from sinking.

    Someone said once, “I could NEVER have the faith to go through what you’re going through,” and my response, in wonder was, “I have no choice but to get up and live each day. It’s not that I have this great faith; it’s that there’s no one to rely upon but God, and I’m at the point of realizing that . . . “

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  2. What a great song! It’s one of my favorites too!

    I heard it one night on a live concert they were doing. A preacher came on right in the middle of the song from Australia.

    He kept asking over and over, “Am I willing to let God take me out into the great unknown?”

    Every time I hear the song, I think of that question, “Am I willing to let God take me out into the great unknown?” I sure want to be.

    Thanks for the reminder this morning~
    Came over on RaRa.
    Hope you have a blessed day~
    Melanie

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  3. It is a beautiful song but you are so right, not easy to get to that point. Yet through it all, like you, I am learning to praise Him in the midst of it all. Thank you for this reminder today. May God continue to be with you & strengthen you.

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  4. At time we wear ourselves out just trying to make it by our own strength. I am so thankful that we can say, where He leads me I will follow – even though it seems hard. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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