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. Beyond the shore was an
ocean liner put well out to sea.
The scene’s suggestion: If the rope
was cut, the boat would be free to
launch out into the depths of the sea.
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 for an extended period of time on the other side of the world, I hesitated.
I worried. I wrestled with doubts and fear.
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 and spoke these words through a poem. The words
soon took root in my heart and before I knew it, I was set free to take the journey
of a life-time.
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.
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.
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)