Beloved. You may feel that you are in a raft, alone, and adrift on the stormy seas of life.
The sky overhead looks dark and full of ominous clouds. Darkness covers the earth, and great darkness the peoples. But do not fear, My Child. You are not alone.
Your little raft is a LIFE boat. It has become a hospital ship for the sick and dying, a refuge in the storm. You are on a mission. You may not realize it, but you have pulled many out of these treacherous waters.
You have reached out your hand and recovered My Children from certain death. I know it has not been easy, for the enemy has sent many storms your way. He tries to discourage you and detain you, and keep you from your calling.
I AM in your boat, My Child. I shall always silence the evil one for you. I shall always command him to “Be Still.”
I shall always still the roaring of the seas and the tumult of the peoples. You are safe with Me, Dear One. We are on the greatest rescue mission of all time. Put out into the deep, Beloved, and do not be afraid.
You shall bring in the final catch of the ages. My Spirit shall draw them to you. My net is a net of lovingkindness, grace and mercy. The threefold cords are not easily broken.
You shall be astonished at what I shall do through you. “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts. Do not be afraid; from now on you shall be a fisher of men.”
“Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples,” Psalm 65:7.
“He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed,” Psalm 107:29.
“The disciples went and woke Him saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters, and they subsided, and all was calm,” Luke 8:24.
“Jesus told them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it there, and they were unable to haul it in because of the great number of fish,” John 21:6.
“No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day,” John 6:44.
“The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness,” Jeremiah 31:3.
“And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men,” Matthew 4:19.
~Deborah Waldron Fry