A story of a young man at sea takes us to a lonely place of grey skies and darkened waves.
He feels adrift, never knowing where he is going. The compass steers the crew, but his heart looks elsewhere.
Longing for home and a place to rest his weary head, he can barely imagine a day without a fretful spirit. God is there, but sometimes feels distant and uninterested. Purpose is almost fleeting and a dive into the abyss seems more up to speed for the lonely man whose compass just doesn’t point home.
Will this be the day that rescue will come?
Often a castaway lost in the life you never longed for, you search for a way out.
Longing to be a sojourner on a mission, instead you find yourself drifting on the sea of restlessness. You stretch for something to pull you in, a purpose, but it seems to skim past your reach. The waves of disappointment drag you back under the tide.
You’re not meant to live lost and without hope. God never gave anyone the mission of feckless behavior. Drifters cause havoc where ever they roam. Sojourners strive for mission and hope. Castaways are torn in the middle and need a strong reminder of truth and grounding in God’s Word.
Matthew 6:33 ESV
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
You reach far and wide, when the kingdom and the Lord are right at hand. They are always in reach. You are never too far gone. He may seem distant at times, but that’s when He is really calling out for you to draw near and to rest in the truth that He holds.
Psalm 9:9-10 ESV
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
He never forsakes you even when you feel so lost. When you are hurting and can feel that life’s purpose is over, hold tighter, because He is right there holding on to you.
Rescue is at hand, set into motion in the garden. You feel lost at sea, but you are drifting in our own self-doubt. His hand is outstretched and waiting for you to grab hold. Do not be a castaway any longer.His hand is outstretched and waiting for you to grab hold. Do not be a castaway any longer. Click To Tweet