This is one of my favorite Instagrams.  Why?  Take a close look at it.  There is something really unique about the water.  On the left side the water is calm.  On the right side the water is choppy.  When I look at this picture I feel calm yet indignation at the same time.

 I often wonder how water in the same lake separated by just a pier could be take on such different forms simultaneously.  As out of the ordinary as this seems it is kind of how life works.
At times when life can make me feel the most anxiety, sadness, and frustration it allows me to focus my time and energy on things that do not make me feel those emotions.  Eliminate the things in life that bring forth the greatest sadnesses and find something or someone who brings refuge.  Like the lighthouse brings to sailors.
I seek refuge in Christ.  He is the calm to the storm and reminds me yet again of my purpose here on Earth.  As said in Phillipians “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds.”
 Life can be rough.  It can bring about obstacles that are as big as the choppy waves on the right side of this picture.  No one ever promised life would be easy.  If  life was always easy there would be no personal growth.  If there was no growth we would not learn things about ourselves that could make us better people.
So when life becomes like the water in this picture embrace it and know that you don’t go through anything alone. Focus your time and energy on people and things that make you feel the like the water by the Lighthouse.
Well as always laugh often and stay on the sunnyside.

One thought on “refuge.

  1. I love this Liz! Such a good reminder that God is always there on the other side ready to calm our worries and problems! Thanks for the reminder!

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