when you're sailing on a rocky sea.

Tonight, I'm thinking about sailing.
How I love sailing, and how I grew up taking sailing trips from time to time with my family. 
My dad has his sailing license, and our family loves the wide open sea.
Living in Southern California, I have several special memories of taking off into the Pacific Ocean & letting our sails fly free.
There's nothing like sailing on the open sea.
It's enchanting.

But sometimes, the waves get rocky.
And that's scary.
Because you are out there - in the middle of the deep, wide vastness and you are vulnerable.
You have to trust your captain even though the wind may whip wildly, the waves crash all around you - rocky, wild waves.

That's how life feels sometimes. 
Free and beautiful and wide open, some days.
And others? Dark and lonely, with rocky waves crashing all around.

I am thankful, in those scary moments, we have this truth to lean on.
I am leaning on it tonight.

Jesus said,

"Peace I leave with you;
my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled
do not be afraid.

-John 14:27

Goodnight, sweet friends.



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