This morning I read a verse that’s been on my mind all day. It’s a verse in the middle of the story of Noah’s flood. “And the waters became mighty and increased greatly upon the land, and the ark went [gently floating] upon the surface of the waters.” Genesis 7:18, Amplified Version.
It’s that “gently floating” that struck me. All around the ark was turbulence and destruction yet the ark floating gently over it all.
I don’t know about you, but my life has been a little turbulent lately. Not with destruction, more with the busyness of life. I’ve written some proposals for new projects, turned in a novel, hosted 43 people for Christmas, and went on a family vacation that included 50+ hours of driving with five teens in the car … all within the last three weeks! The amazing thing is that I can relate to that “gently floating.” Through it all, I felt peace, radiating from the inside out. Why? Because God was with me. He is with me. His hand is guiding me.
And that is my wish for your new year: that you will know God even in the turbulence of life, and with His peace you may gently float through all life’s cares.