Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Safe Harbor

I've been tossed to and fro a little lately, really, the whole summer. Health problems and disappointments have kept me unsettled, off my moorings. It's not "The Perfect Storm" but just enough dark clouds and high winds to keep me from feeling safe and at peace. And that's when my old tempest, depression, threatens to shipwreck me once again.
But I have a Lighthouse and His name is Jesus. His light never goes out. He remains steadfast, sure, certain, a beacon of hope amidst the storms and uncertainties of life. He is ever faithful, ever unchanging, ever just a prayer away. He is my North Star. As I keep my eyes on Him and steer in His direction, He will lead me to a safe harbor. Every time. He has never failed me.

"Some went off to sea in ships, plying the trade routes of the world. They, too, observed the Lord's power in action, His impressive words on the deepest seas. He spoke, and the winds rose, stirring up the waves. Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror. They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits' end. "Lord, help!" they cried in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as He brought them safely into harbor! Let them praise the Lord for His great love and for the wonderful things He has done for them", Psalm 107:23-31. NLT


  1. Praying, Peggy, that Jesus will calm any unauthorized turbulence.

    Love you,

  2. The mention of Jesus being your Lighthouse made me remember a study I did once of "light" in the Psalms. (Though not diagnosed with S.A.D.D. I suspect I might have it. I don't handle winters very well when so many hours are dark--literally!)
    I circled all the times light is mentioned in the Psalms as David battled his OWN discouragements, etc. You might want to try that some time.

    Jesus NEVER will leave or forsake you!

  3. Hi sister. I'm so grateful that He is always quick to save!!! Praying God's strength, wisdom and protection over you. God bless.

  4. I am learning, through my tossing and spin drying being battered with every day life and my past at times, I am growing.....

    I hear you dear one in this post. ((((Peggy))))

  5. Sweet Peggy...

    Thoughts and prayers for you this night as I lay my weary body down for rest. I am mindful of dark nights and restless thoughts. They sometimes find me as well. I pray God's light be evident to you as you move through the night.


  6. I have what I call "rogue waves" that wash over me at times, too. I loathe them but for their ability to send me running to the Lord.

    May your sense of well-being & peace return; and all those "rogue waves" break themselves on the shores of God's grace.

    Huge hug,