I am led, somewhat blindly to the cliff. I do not know what lies underneath me. I only know that I am high up, and the fall could be devastating. There is great risk involved, yet I’ve forgotten that He is here, ready to catch me as I take this leap of faith off the cliff.
I hesitate. My heart wants to trust, yet there is fear of the unknown. How could my heart yearn to trust and be filled with fear at the same time?
He takes my hand, gently and lovingly reassuring my heart. He has never left me, and He will not now. He reminds me that jumping off this cliff is necessary in order to move into the next season. He promises that I will not crash upon the rocks below. He tells me that I will grow wings on the way down, and those wings will carry me over the edge and into the gentle stream below. There He will wash away my fear. There He will refresh my soul. There I shall drink of the living water once again.Jumping off the cliff is necessary in order to move into the next season. #write31days #FMFW Click To Tweet
My heart pounding in my chest I make the decision and I jump. Off I go into the unknown. I can feel myself falling and for a moment I question, “Will He catch me?” “Will I really grow my wings on the way down?” Even in my doubt and unbelief He is there, and suddenly I begin to soar, as if having wings like an eagle. I can feel the cool breeze against my face and somehow fear is no more. I lay back and allow the wind to carry me, trusting that He will guide me the rest of the way.
As I took the leap of faith and jumped off the cliff He was there, just as He promised.
This post is part of a 31 Day series entitled Embrace, where I will be sharing images, quotes and words that I hope will stir your soul. You can find each post in this series here. Together, let’s embrace every day and the beauty that each one holds.