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Shifting Sands

I love the beach, its natural exfoliation, its newness, its refreshment that it brings to my body, mind and soul.  I often find myself playing with the sand, separating the rocks, sticks etc. until there is just sand.  I then allow myself to just allow the sand to shift and sift through my fingers – oh how relaxing this is!
This past week while doing just that, my mind was shifting from one thing to another. As I thought about the events of the week, the people I’ve encountered, the needs that have been met, the grief that I feel, Covid stuff, regathering details, –  honestly it was hard to focus on self care and tame those shifting thoughts.  Then God brought an aha moment to me.  As the sand shifted and sifted through my fingers, God said, “My child in the midst of your wildest thoughts I am Solid rock under your feet. I do not shift my ways, I do not just simply sift through your fingers, I am a firm foundation upon which to build your life.”
I found myself humming,
“My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
All other ground is sinking sand.”
He is my hope and my stay . ultimately, we are called to faithfully follow our Savior, resolute in our dependence on Him. He won’t shift this way or that based on popular opinion. The world may change, it may shift and sift but the hope of eternity awaits for me as I stand firm!
Now when I allow the shifting of sands between my fingers I will always remember that He is Solid Rock under my feet.
“And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is his treasure.” Isaiah 33:6

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