I’ve been listening to that latest Hillsong song a lot. You know the one. The one that goes on somewhere between 8-12 minutes. And everyone that’s singing is Australian.
OK, it’s the one about oceans and feet failing and being called to step out upon the waters into the great unknown.
I’m a good hour and a half drive from the Atlantic right now, but I feel like you have me ready to jump onto some mighty waves before the ocean reaches optimal summer temperature.
And I’m nervous.
And I’m not ready.
So instead I worry. I worry about taking the wrong step, hopping onto the wrong wave, feet failing. Sinking. Sinking into the great unknown. Where there are probably sharks.
But just like the song says, You are there in the unknown:
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
My faith is like my arm muscles. They don’t become strong unless I put them to use. My faith isn’t going to get stronger if I’m sitting in the safety of the boat. My faith becomes stronger when I actually listen to the call to get out of the boat and step onto the waters.
You didn’t let Peter drown. I know you won’t let me either.
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surround me
You’ve never failed
And you won’t stop now
Help me choose not to waste a single hour of my life worrying about the mystery of my life, because it’s not a mystery to you.
My great unknown is your great known.
So lead me. Call me out from the boat and onto the waters. Wherever that may be. Whatever the temperature. (Preferably with Flipper not Jaws.)
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