I saw a small rowboat tied to some
rocks. A hand was suspended in mid-air holding a pair of scissors, as if waiting for permission to cut the rope, releasing it to
move away from the shoreline.
I’ve never been one to jump too quickly
into unchartered waters, so when the call came for me to accompany my husband
for an extended period of time on the other side of the world, I hesitated. I worried. I wrestled.
Truth is, I needed someone to cut the rope of my comfort zone. Only then would
I be free to let go of the familiar and trust God for the unknown.
God knew about my struggle. He always does. Yet I needed to needed to tell Him
about the doubts and fears that filled my heart. When I did He spoke peace through
a poem. The words took root in my heart and before I knew it, my whole perspective
on this journey of a life time had completely changed.
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.
Leave the shores
of doubts and fears.
Put well out to sea,
with soul anchored,
Push away from
Your heart will be set free
to please only Me,
when you launch out
into the depths of My love.
If you struggle to let go of your comfort zone, I invite you to join me—let’s tell
Him about our doubts and fears. Then let go and let God open those doors
He’s calling us to.
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)