Where feet may fail

Oceans. That’s the official title of the song in my head this morning. Here’s a link to hear an acoustic version… I love this one!! Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

This is a United song (formerly Hillsong United) and one of my favorites. Here are some of the lyrics…

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

(Chorus)
And 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

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 Savior

Oh man is this one so packed full of what I need!!! For months and months I have felt God calling me to something else. But I haven’t yet gotten a definition for “else” or any sense of what “else” is going to look like. So when I hear this song, I just have to lift it as a prayer that God will lead me to whatever “else” is waiting for me. That the Holy Spirit will lead me to the place where my trust has no border, no limit. That God would take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, so that my faith will be all I have to stand on.

Even as I write that, it scares me to think about my faith being all I have to stand on because I love security. Having money in the bank and the bills paid. Food on the table and clothes in my closet. Being able to take a vacation every year if we want. Just the knowledge that these things are there and available is important to me. So if my faith is all I’m standing on, what happens next?

Then this line in the song jumps out at me… “In the presence of my Savior.” My faith is made stronger in the presence of my Savior. Not in my own strength or by actively doing anything… Except trusting. Without borders.

So I guess my job is to call on the name of Jesus and keep my eyes above the waves when they get too high. I love the promise in this song… My soul will rest in His embrace because I am His. And He is mine.

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