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The Weekend Brew: Navigating Deeper Waters — 34 Comments

  1. this verse came to mind “he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a place where we can be alone, and you can get some rest.””

    {the verse H Sp brought to me after having just buried my MoM in November ]
    Still recognizing both need and value…

  2. Dear Barbie,
    What a perfect analogy….and God is so gracious to catch us with His love when we dare to be quiet and to let Him come for our hearts, even when it seems scary at first, and we wonder if He will show up…He always does, even if we may not realize it till later…hugs to you 🙂

  3. Praise God that He can walk on water, and so could we if only we could follow and trust Him completely. Praise God that His perfect love casts out all fear. Thanks for the beautiful post & for hosting & God bless.

  4. I hope you are feeling His amazing love and grace during your time of rest Barbie; we all need rest periods to soak up His love and figure things out! Love that you took some time to share and encourage sweet sister!

    Love and blessings,
    Denise

  5. Sweet Barbie, your words always manage to minister to my heart. I’ve felt very much the same lately. A little trivia about me? I’m terrified of swimming in the ocean. Those deeper waters with so much uncertainty swimming below my feet that I can’t see… it’s just too much for this easily frightened girl to cope with. Yet I often feel like God is telling me, “Trust me, Rosann! I’m your life jacket. And those fish and other forms of life swimming under the depths you can’t see? They’re harmless when you keep your eyes on me.”

  6. When I’ve stood at the shore of the ocean (while on vacation) I’ve been overcome by His magnitude. I’ve never feared God more than when standing at the shore of His great oceans. So powerful, so immense.

    I know you’re not writing as much and I honor that…. still I’m inviting you to join me on Thursday for a linkup I’m starting on quitting things. We quit something every Thursday to make more room for Jesus. (doesn’t have to be big). Been thinking about quitting “control” and sounds from this post like you might be too!

  7. I’m imagining that water as His arms, guiding you along the current, His path for your life, bringing you somewhere fresh, new, exciting and blessed! Have a wonder-filled week, Barbie!

  8. As we lay ourselves down at His feet, He will minister to our hearts! Continuing to pray that you are experiencing peace and rest during this time!

    Blessings, Joan

  9. I love that when you were overwhelmed you didn’t give up – you were resilient and back-stroked back! We all need that spirit of not-giving up! Wishing you blessing in the deep season, in the quiet – that you find what needs finding!

  10. Oh friend, you reminded me of a dream I had years ago. I was struggling in water … panicking as if I was going to drown. I was fighting with all of my strength. Once I saw Jesus standing further out in the water, I stopped fighting and realized I could touch the bottom. The water was calm and still. It was my struggling that made it appear like angry waters.

    I know He is with you in the deep. He is so faithful.

    Love and hugs,
    Beth

  11. Thank you, Barbie, for the way you are still ministering to me during your time of rest. Praying for you, friend. He truly is enough and you inspire me to seek more and more of Him.
    Much love to you,
    Beth

  12. Dear Barbie
    This is what is so wonderful about our new life in Jesus. We stop trying to do anything to earn His love and acceptance or add to His salvation and we just float on the oceans of His grace as we receive His ability each moment of every day as we allow Jesus to live His Life in and through us. I love Romans 5:10 where Paul talks about how we are being sanctified daily with the saving Life of Christ.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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