EDGE of the Cliff…

On the Edge of the cliff you can see for miles. You can see the splendor of endless magnificent creation or you can look down and see the depth of falling, the face of fear. You can stand on the shore and feel the waves as they are crashing in bringing in shells and sounds that soothe the soul and yet you can walk out just a few steps and sense the pulling of your body to deeper waters. Waters that will engulf you. AND…. when a storm moves in you see the darkness appear, the clouds roll in, the thunder roars and lighting bolts appear… yet, the rain brings new life, new growth, signs of new beginnings.
Our VIEW of our sometimes critical situations is Crucial. Sickness, loss, depression, financial insecurity, broken heart… You name it. Your view of life is Crucial. Your view of GOD in these situations is Crucial. High or Low, Weak or Strong, Rich or Poor. Which are we ???
Over the last few days I have felt the heartache of grief. It shows up at the most unexpected times. It’s full of the thoughts and feelings that bring you to the edge of the cliff, stand you beside the pull of the ocean, and make you fear the storm. I tell myself, BREATHE… BE STILL… It’s in those hours that I cry out to a GOD who is still in control, who still comforts and who continues to HOLD ME UP.
To quote HIS word, it says in Isaiah 41:10 “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. ”
I Hope you will write this verse out and put it somewhere so you can be reminded that HE IS THERE when life is critical…..