NMBDo you like to run on the beach? For me, anything you have to do in life is better if you can do it on a beach.

This morning I went out for my morning run at the beach (I know some of you are still shocked that I am running a year after I said I was not a runner). The beach was still quiet with only a few people on it and I was able to take in the sights and the sounds. The tide was out and there was plenty of space to explore.

I came across things written in the sand throughout my trek on the beach. My favorite, for obvious reasons, read,

Hope’s first dip! 2014

I looked at the water’s edge and saw a family with a newborn baby dipping her toes in the water. It was precious.

I paused to dip my own toes in the water as the waves came in and went out. It was very soothing to watch. In and out. Coming and going. The waves never crossed the invisible boundary line that seemed to exist as they rolled in and out. They never went out too far. There was a rhythm to the way they moved. I couldn’t help but think of the vastness of our God. He created everything we see in heaven and earth. Colossians 1:6 says,

For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.

He put the stars in place and He tells the sea how far to come and when to go [Psalm 147:4]. Eventually, even every person on earth will bow at His feet [Romans 14:11].

If we believe God is all of these things and more, and we believe He loves us, then why do we worry? Why are we so concerned that He can’t handle our problems? Or that He won’t?

What are you worried about today? Take it to the Father. He loves you dearly and He’s just waiting for you to surrender what you’re holding onto so He can step into the situation [Psalm 55:22, 1 Peter 5:7]. You can do it, but more importantly, He can do it.