Do you ever feel like you’re sinking and can’t rise to the surface? I know I do, and I was praying about Gods help in these times. I really got to think about it, and I think I get it now. We’re sunk into our troubles, doubts, fears, and sins. If you think about it visually that is the sea and Christ is above us on a boat. He’s found the spot we’re we have sunk into despair. All we have to do is swim up to him and to our safety. Sounds simple right? That’s because it is, well anyway it should be.
In reality, in the world we live in with our society it’s hard. In that ocean I see so many sprinting up to meet him, others, many others stuck at the bottom of the ocean floor. You see, to swim up to the surface we have to let go. Let go of what? You may ask, well we don’t want to be down there, none of us do. What’s keeping us down there is our sin, worries, doubts. These things we’re holding onto act as cinder blocks keeping us down there at the bottom.
Christ wants to come down and grab us and take us to our salvation, but he can’t if we’re still holding on. If we want to rise up we must let go. A lot of times I think we wonder well what do I have to let go of? Our comfort blinds and binds us. Sometimes it takes a lot of digging to find what we’re holding onto. A lot of times it’s a place of comfort or a habitual sin that makes us feel comfortable. Like that quart of ice cream after a rough time or a nice drink after work. Sometimes they can have evil roots. We can find if it is truly harming us and our salvation by the fruits of our choices. If the fruit of our choices is bringing us and others closer to God, we’re on the right track. Other times that fruit of our choices can be nasty, making us keep to our self, perpetuating acts of selfishness and pride all for our own pleasure and comfort. It is something that we cling to instead of Christ. It becomes an idol, we must cast down all of our idols. Even if it seems to be a good thing, like working out or reading it can draw us away from Christ, and instead of Him being our King, it is now exercise or books.
The things that drag us down and hold us in depths of despair and pain are different for everyone, but we all must do the same thing LET GO! I’m in the same boat. I love you and I’m praying for you.