“There is more beyond what we can see, feel, imagine, and there is always dry land ahead. There is always a Red Sea Road coming to meet you. In unlikely ways. Waves may heave, but you have to believe. Love always feels His way to you.”- Ann Voskamp
In Chapter 7 (“Red Sea Road”) of WayMaker, Ann Voskamp underscores that God speaks in the mundane and miracle, the holy message. And in ways easily missed by our hustling culture. Furthermore, Ann notes, sometimes God calls you in real time. And He may even sound like the voice of a friend. But don’t miss that it’s His voice.
As a result, Ann counsels, sometimes dried up bushes of faith kindle into an inferno of God’s presence. However, at times, like the Israelites at the Red Sea, we look behind and ahead of us, but only envision waves of adversity. Thus, Ann writes, it’s at this point that:
” . . . despair tempts us to end it, to toss in the towel, to give up. And when it feels like all hope is lost, that’s exactly when it’s time to ask, ‘Where is my hope?’ . . . We’re not meant to find hope in anything in this world; we are meant to lose hope in all things here. . . . Faith in God always justifies hope. Hope is the one constant you can count on because you can count on Jesus constantly with you.”
In addition, Ann exhorts, sustain that hope with a holy imagination in the ways of God. Because a poverty imagination bankrupts hope. Also, hope never insists on the way it imagines. Instead, hope imagines that whatever comes our way God works out for our good.
Count on the miracle of the sustaining withness of God. Without fail, God slices an ocean of waves in half to find a way to be with you!
Today’s question: What Bible verses most help you believe there’s always dry land ahead? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Stand still – a very easy thing?”