Sunday, July 28, 2013

Trust Without Borders

Recently, I've had Hillsong United's Zion album on repeat (thanks Brianne!). The Lord has certainly used it to speak to me. Although my words were never quite as eloquent, the song "Oceans" seems to have captured the cry of my heart. Check out these few lines....

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand will be my guide.
My feet may fail when fear surrounds me.
You've never failed,
and You won't start now.

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,
that my faith would be made stronger 
in the Presence of my Savior.

That has been my cry since first encountering Jesus: "lead me where my trust is without borders." Let me tell ya... He answers that prayer! For me, it meant having to leave the comforts of the United States in order to truly trust Him. Often, the natural life circumstances while living in the States didn't require much dependency. Why do you need to walk on water when you can swim? Or you have a raft? Or it's shallow enough that you can reach the bottom? I didn't have to depend on the Lord because I could pretty much manage on my own. It isn't until I stepped into a place of uncertainty (where my feet could fail) that I could really understand how His grace abounds and that His sovereign hand will be my guide. Taking me deeper. Making my faith stronger. I know not everyone is called to live in a different country, but that's what it has taken for me. Many times I've heard "you have to step out of the boat to walk on water." While I'm usually irritated by such cliches, I can identify with this one. That step outside of the comforts into the unknown is always worth it when Jesus is the one calling you.  And guess what? He has never failed. And He won't start now.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet Jill, I enjoyed this blog post so much! Thank you for sharing your sweet journey! I am praying for you and Austin continually. I pray that God continues to reveal himself and his full depth of is his Love for you. I hope I can see you if you come back to the states soon! Love you a ton and miss our bible studies with the girls. Praying that God continues to bless you and guide your steps as I know he will!

    -Anna (Leckie) Walton