The Underwater Faith



It was a Thursday afternoon after track practice and I was sitting at my desk just looking out of my window (I was trying to find motivation to do another SAT practice test… whoops). This little bird, I don’t even know what type… all I remember was that it was brown, I think. Anyway, this little bird came into my view of sight and it captured every ounce of my attention.

As the little guy pecked into the ground in attempt to find food, I started allowing myself to let my mind run wild. I thought,
“Wow, lucky bird. That little guy doesn’t have to take the SAT or any test for that matter. That bird is only concerned with finding food. Gosh, sometimes I wish I was a bird, just flying around enjoying God’s creation.”
Then I was reminded of a verse I heard awhile ago,

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.’” – Isaiah 55:8-9 (NASB)

In the past years of my life, this verse has always confused me a little bit. Because I have never been able to grasp the fact that my thoughts and worries are lower than God’s. But it wasn’t until I sat in my gold chair that Thursday afternoon that I started to understand.

That bird was only concerned with finding food, yet I had these crazy big things going on in my life. My thoughts are obviously higher than the birds thoughts at that time.

In that same why, the Lord is not worried about the things going on in your life. Now don’t take that the wrong way, He cares about the things going on in your life, He wants to hear about them, but He is not worried about them. Just as I was not worried about that bird finding food.

I love the picture for this post. I love it because you see the bigger picture. You have the little people in the boat, but under them is this amazingly massive creature. However, the main reason it has been my screensaver all week is because it is so symbolic for our faith.

Just as Isaiah 55:8-9 says, the Lord’s ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts are higher, and His concerns are higher. So when things in life (I like to call them curve balls) come our way and throw us a little off balance, we need to remember that the Lord isn’t even worried about those momentary curve ball. And that is what I call the “Underwater Faith”.

When we try to comprehend the big picture, the behind the scenes heart work happening in our lives, and when we don’t allow the enemy to trick us into believing that the things of this world are a “big deal.” That is Underwater Faith.

Going back to that bird. What the Lord revealed to me that Thursday could not have come at a better time (Let’s all just applaud God for his perfect timing, like seriously He is on point every single time). Because this SAT coming up has been stressing me out to the max. But you know what, It isn’t even a worry on God’s radar. He is working on the future me and how I will further the Kingdom of God…not on my SAT scores.

    So fellow people who get caught up in the world sometimes, I’m reaching out to you and challenging you to take my hand in this idea of Underwater Faith. I know we will never fully comprehend the truth written to us in Isaiah 55:8-9 but I want you to try. Try to allow your worries and thoughts to be silenced, so that you can just fly around enjoying God’s creation.

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.’” – Isaiah 55:8-9 (NASB)

XOXO, The Christian Prepster 


One thought on “The Underwater Faith

  1. Perhaps you are just coming into your own more, your faith is growing by leaps and bounds, but for some reason, this post really reached me! How blessed I am to have you in my life! Your faith makes me strong too! Love, Love!


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