Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Launch Out

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I saw a small rowboat tied to some rocks with a hand holding a large pair of scissors—as if waiting for permission to cut the rope. Beyond the shore was an ocean liner put well out to sea. The suggestion….Once the rope was cut, the boat would be free to launch out the water’s depth.

I’ve never been one to jump too quickly into unchartered waters, unless I receive a personal invitation from God. So when the call came for me to accompany my husband overseas for an extended period of time—I hesitated. I wrestled. I worried.

The truth is, like the boat tied to the dock, I needed someone to cut the rope so that I would be set free to let go of the familiar… and trust God for the unknown.

God knew about my struggle and spoke to me through this poem. The words flowed onto paper and took root within my heart, and I was released by the truth of these words.


Come away with Me, Beloved.
Break away from
thoughts and cares
that bind you.
Release your grip,
Let go and
give it all to Me.

Launch out!
Leave the shores
of anxt
and doubts.
Put well out to sea…
with soul anchored and
 trusting in Me.

Launch out!
Push away from
other expectations…
Your heart will be set free
to please only Me…
when you launch out 
in the depths of My love. 

Do you struggle to let go and trust God in certain areas of your life?

If so, I invite you to join me—let’s give our fears to Jesus and launch out into the depths of His love.

Jesus spoke “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!” (Matthew 14:27: NLT)

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
(Isaiah 41:10 NLT)

21 thoughts on “Launch Out

  1. Wow! The pictures, scriptures, and poem really have a great message. I love it.

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  2. Beautiful poem, Glenda! So true. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Glenda,

    I read this poem to my young daughter and she asked “Is it safe?” I told her no – the depths of love are not safe, or easy, but rewarding and breathtaking and fulfilling in a way that we’ll never experience in the shallows. Thanks for sharing this tender word, Glenda!

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    • Wow Becky,

      Becky, Your daughter asked a very good question and her mother’s answer was absolutely true!! Thank you for adding another perspective to this poem. Hmmm…maybe a seed of thought for another blog!! Hugs for you and your sweet daugher!

      In Christ Alone,
      Glenda

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  4. Great Glenda! It’s an awesome ride He will take us on, if we but let Him. 🙂 Love to you friend

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    • Amy, Yes, letting Him take us where He wants us is what it’s all about. Oh for amazing grace that enables us to relax and let go into the arms of the Lord. The only safe place for body, soul, spirit. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Lovely anology . . . a blessed reminder to let go into the capable hands of our Father. . . thank you Glenda, I needed this!

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  6. So beautiful and inspirational!

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  7. Thanks Melody! A joy to share what God gives and to meet new friends like you. Look forward to more of your beautiful work.

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  8. Wow! You have the most beautiful blog posts. Loved this one. So inspirational. It went into my spam 😦 I pulled it out and saved it! Yay!

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  9. Reblogged this on Glenda Mills and commented:

    Something happened in my life this week that stirred up memories of the poem and blog I wrote years ago….And now I’m feeling led to share it with you–praying you may be encouraged to let go and trust God to chart your troubled waters. It’s the safest place to be in our ever-changing world, my friend.

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  10. Love the pictures and the poem! As we know, it is all so true…The old song, ” Trust and obey”, comes to mind….Much love dear friend…such things only come from one who has walked in deep waters and found Him faithful. Lvu

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    • Trust and obey…for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus…and He just keeps beckoning us to go a little further into the depths of His love. Thanks for stopping by and sharing, sweet friend.

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  11. I was left with such a sense of peace after reading these lovely words.

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  12. This is beautiful, Glenda. I’m behind on blog reading but glad I saw this as I did not see it when you posted this a few years ago (maybe we had not yet connected at that point?) At any rate, I’m glad you posted it again- so rich. I especially LOVE the last stanza, Many blessings to you as you launch out in this season! xoxo

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    • Cindy,
      Yeh, we had not connected when I posted this the first time. So glad you liked this…yeh, that last stanza still ministers to me…when my heart can be free to please only Him, I am truly letting go and launching out deeper into His love. Your blog ‘Deeper Still echoes the voice of our Captain. Hugs!

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