Called Out Upon the Waters

Yesterday’s worship music impacted me deeply.  I was in the middle of an emotional time due to a strained family relationship. My heart was yearning for answers.  One of the first songs was Hillsong’s “Where Feet May Fail.”

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep my faith will stand

I will call upon Your Name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

That was a very good place to start.  My focus immediately shifted to God who stands above the troubled waters.  He never promised that life would be without waves and storms. In fact, he calls us out into that mess, where our feet may fail, where we really can’t say the right things, or fix the broken relationships.

Then the next part of the song says;

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
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 Saviour

So the challenge is to trust.  That in the presence of the Saviour, we can actually walk upon those waters. That we can not only survive, but that our faith will grow stronger, and whatever he is asking will become possible.

I will call upon Your Name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

Yes.  That helped me.  Singing about trust is easy when life is easy.  But when life looks impossible, trust is hard. If we do rest in God’s embrace there is something like peace that floods into us.  It is the absence of our striving, a calm that lets God be God.

“You call me out upon the waters, the great unknown, where feet may fail.”

Thank you Lord, for calling me to the things that are hard, so that I may learn to trust you without borders.

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