Overwhelmed!

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

Overwhelmed!
By waves that thrust me
high above the ocean depths
suspending me where I can see
only a dark, gaping, bottomless chasm below
then…
suddenly hurtling me headlong downward
into that cavernous trough
where thundering walls are towering cliffs
that threaten to crash
at any moment
over my head
overrunning
overturning
overwhelming!

but then...
 
Overwhelmed by grace!
that great and mighty anchor
from my Heavenly Father Himself
an anchor thrown
not into an uncertain ocean
but to my Rock
my Fortress
Who rises above the highest crest
and bids me look to Him
and then…
if I am very brave
to step out onto those daunting waves
and reach for Him
firmly Spirit-tethered
defying the stormy depths
overstepping
overcoming
overjoyed!
 
 
"And Peter… said, ‘Lord, if it be thou,
Bid me come unto thee on the water.’ And He said, ‘Come’…
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid;
And beginning to sink, he cried, saying, ‘Lord, save me.’
And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him…
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased."
Matthew 14:28-32
 
 
©Lisa DeVinney, September 2008
 
 

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