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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Take Courage

You hear the words,


and you think you are going crazy,

because there is no way that you could ever


BUT you hear the words again

& now you really think you are going crazy

because from what you see & feel

there is no way you would even try to take

the first step as all you can think about is

sinking deeper into despair.

BUT you hear the words again,

yet with more encouragement

because you don't have to do it yourself~

“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid” (Matthew 14:27)

BUT you just don't hear them

as they take over your whole being

& you actually BELIEVE them.

So you put your pinky toe in the water


because what if HE doesn't mean what HE says.

But HE knows this about you as HE speaks again~

"You of little faith,” HE said,“why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31)

And wow it all makes sense

as doubt keeps us from walking on the water

whatever the water may be.

Oh the boats I had to walk out of,

BUT only when I first dressed myself with

COURAGE before I even felt I had it.


Doing It Afraid despite the fear


of the ONE who is telling us


Taking the plunge, yet not plunging into the deep waters

because HE means what HE says.

If I never got out of the boat how would I know that HE was walking with me?

If you never step out of the boat how will you ever know that you can?

Take that step that you may have been avoiding

to face a fear

that is keeping you shipwrecked on your own little island


HE is calling us to greater depths

yet doesn't leave us there alone~

"HE makes my feet like the feet of a deer; HE causes me to stand on the heights" (Psalm 18:33)

Let's continue to get of the boat

because HE is calling us to rise above the crashing waves

as HE created us to be

"DANCING ON THE WAVES" (listen to the song below)

What are your thoughts & prayers?

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