As for me, the water will always be my sacred place. The ocean makes me feel so small in the best possible way. It swallows me up every time, signifying the enormity of God. This reality keeps me grounded when I feel insecure or stressed. When I fail or have fallen short or when I feel discouraged. This reality reminds me how incredibly human I am and how graciously good He is. It reminds me that there's always a deeper story happening. There's always hope. No matter the situation or circumstance. There He is. Unshaken. 

Since I could tie my own shoes, people have described me as a very confident person. And I am. If there's one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself. But what I’m realizing now is that I’ve got it all wrong. I shouldn’t be relying on my own capabilities to navigate these choppy waters. I need to rely on His. 

The hardest thing to do is give up control, and I don’t mean of the remote. Giving up control of the big, scary, uncertain things can be terrifying. And I don't know about you, but He asks me to give Him the control on the daily. It’s quite the power struggle, really. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned about the water it’s this: "if you try to stand and face the wave, it will smash you to bits, but if you trust the water and let it carry you, there’s nothing sweeter." 

Don’t try to stand tall on your own, but lean into Him and let Him carry you through.