Where Feet May Fail

I am a music lover. The irony to that, is I find music after it’s been out at least a year if not more.

Like “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong- as soon as I heard the first instrument begin, it grabbed me. The lyrics are below.

“You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand”

Can you imagine what Peter felt when he walked out the first time? When he started there wasn’t fear. Not until he saw the waves. We almost joke him because he became afraid… but where were the rest of the disciples? Safely in the boat.

Isn’t this how we live our lives? He calls us out, we bodly go, and then in an instant something changes, the waves move under our feet and our faith fails. This makes us human like Peter, but courageous like Jesus, who calls us out, and onward anyway.

“And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine”

Our eyes are everything aren’t they? Our eyes tell us what people think of us, what is happening around us, billboards throw flashing lights at us, calling for our attention, the advertisements on television and in game apps surround us. We see things that make our faith in humanity, in people, in security fail. We are moved by these things. We see the numbers in the bank account not adding up and we forget to trade fear for faith. Our lack, for His provision.

“Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now”

I love that part. He gets that we are vision oriented- because He made us that way! So He provides “extra” grace to cover that part of our humanity. That fear fades, quickly, when combined with His grace. He promises to guide us, so even when that is all we can do- place our little human dust created hand in His, we will never walk alone, on any road that His grace cannot pave.

“So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine”

My favorite part- all we have to do is call on His name. That’s it. In your moments of incredible weakness you can simply call on His name and He will make a way, where you could not see a way.

“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior”

The best part of the song is this part. It sweeps me away. Completely immobilizes me, that His mercy is so incredible, that He leads me, sinner, failure and disaster, into His presence. That he allows us to go deeper into His presence, and builds our faith by showing His incredibly love for us.

Rest in that today!





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