Friday, April 3, 2020

God is in control.

It feels like my world has become smaller these past few weeks.
Staying inside, and at home during the virus, and cold weather causes me to be aware of just how small I am compared to what is going on in the world.
Not even being able to travel to see my family members changes my perception of things.
How would God be able to take time out, with all of the crisis going on in the world, to spend time with me?

The weather, finally, warmed enough for me to take my kayak out and experience the open air, and spend some time with God in His greatest cathedral....Creation!!

The water was like glass. 
The only movement came as my paddle cut through it's surface.
I loved the sound as the kayak sliced it's way across the water.
I could see the bridge that opens the canals to the lake coming up ahead of me.

I paddled across the East Bay, to the mouth, and looked out across the whole lake.
It's a massive area of open water.
I felt so small, but knew that a Big God was right there with me, looking out at this great body of water....this place that brings my heart solitude whenever I look out at it.
I wanted to live on the water since childhood....and here I was, sitting with God, my Father, looking out over this wide expanse that He spoke into existance so long ago.  Knowing that this very day we would be sitting here together, enjoying each other as Father and child....even in the midst of this corona virus.

As I paddled back, small waves rose out of the water from other boat, no jet ski, no passing breeze.
I set down my paddle and reached over the sides of my kayak, and just let my hands rest in the water for the gentle waves to pass.
I don't know where they came from, and I don't know where they went....but I was full of peace and joy.

God meets us where we are at.
He's never too busy, or too big.

This virus still goes on, but God is in control.  Whatever happens, I believe what is written in His Word. I will trust you, Lord when I don't know why, I will trust you Lord, till the day I die. I will trust you Lord when I'm blind with pain, you were God before and You'll never change!


  1. Such words of comfort, and lovely photos to go with it. We are trusting God every day, and live for die He will always be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and my precious Savior. Thank you for a precious reminder.

  2. Lovely, peace filled, encouraging post. Thank you.

  3. Such beautiful pictures. With us all having to be safe and at home I think we are all seeing the beauty around us that we usually take for granted. If we all stay the course we will come to a place of renewal and good again. Just praying each day that we get to where the numbers begin to come down and the virus will eventually die out. Peace girlfriend. xoxo

  4. Thank you for the lovely and peaceful post filled with encouraging words and pictures, photos that truly spoke peace and calm...
    We are all learning something through this time of trial. But I also have such joy being home and counting what I can do! Resting yet doing things in the yard and doing some Spring cleaning also.
    Happy Days are still in our future because He is our true JOY
    Love, Roxy

  5. God's promises are always true he will never leave or forsake us and will be with us wherever we go. So necessary to keep our faith and hope alive in times like this.Your pictures are beautiful. I felt like I was right there along with you too.

  6. Such a beautiful post both in words and pictures. Stay safe and well. Every blessing.

  7. This is the perfect post for me to read this morning, Debbie. God's got this. Thank you. Hugs, Nancy

  8. I needed this Debbie, thank you for the words you shared and photos. Both my boys are working on the front lines, I know they are young, but still.. a mom can worry. I do not want fear to take control. Keeping my eyes and heart on HIM!
    Thank You again for this post.

  9. What a beautiful peaceful thing to do! Amazing. A perfect place to gain perspective in the world and see our place in it. I have always lived in the high desert, so that much water is just awesome to me. So nice to have a visit from you! These small connections are helping me so much right now. I'm glad you have such a lovely place to stay in retreat.

  10. Thanks for reminding me who really is in control, and to try and be at peace with our World. Whew. Your photos are a view. We used to sing a song in Sunday School, "God's Beautiful World".. these photos are surely proof. Thanks for sharing your Blog. Prayers for the sick and give us all safety and peace!!