Calm Where?

More of Christ

less of me.

This is

my honest plea.

The more I grow

the more I see

that the Sea of Galilee

can take over me

if the fret and the fear

I revere.

Christ In the Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Rembrandt van Rijn 1632, high resolution

What is your priority?

Calm in the Sea,

or

Calm in the Soul?

Which do you prefer?

Trouble with Him

or

Trouble in the World?

“But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.” Isaiah 57:20

To have our eye own on the storm, is to be in the world and an enemy with God because of unbelief.

Do you see how the two conflict? We cannot have both.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”  John16:33

Other refuge have I none, hangs my helpless soul on thee; leave, ah! leave me not alone, still support and comfort me. All my trust on thee is stayed, all my help from thee I bring; cover my defenseless head with the shadow of thy wing.”             – Charles Wesley

2 thoughts on “Calm Where?

  1. Beautiful, Michelle! Did you write this? (All but the last part, I mean.) Thanks for sharing your heart. Indeed, “trouble in the world” is far less disturbing than “trouble with Him” — the Anchor of my soul!

  2. When I did this I was trying to think of a verse that exemplified the thought of being at unrest as being very bad, even wicked as this verse describes. Found this one last night. God is good.
    Isa_57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

    Isaiah 57:20 Cast up – Their minds are restless, being perpetually hurried with their own lusts and passions, and with guilt, and the dread of the divine vengeance. -John Wesley’s Study Notes

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