eyes on God

My sister is home from the hospital now. They gave her some medicine to be on for a while. I asked her if she cared if I wrote on my blog that she was officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She said, “No, I don’t mind. This is reality, know what I’m sayin?”

Yes, I do. I know what she’s saying.

One of my favorite stories in the Bible used to be the one about Peter walking on water. I say “used to be” because that was before all these voices out there got me so self-conscious about seeing yourself instead of Jesus in the pages of the Bible.

I felt like I related a lot to Peter. He seemed to be the one to get himself in situations.  He was eager, but misguided. Determined, but lacking. One minute he tells the Lord to depart from him, and yet another time he’s crying out, “Lord, save me!”

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The Lord does not let Peter sink. Immediately Jesus reaches out and catches Peter. To the one Jesus would at one time call rock he says, “You of little faith. Why did you doubt?”

How many of us cannot relate to that story? I can’t afford to worry about the wind, the waves, or the voices out there, I’m calling this one of my favorite stories again.

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This is the world we are living in now.

In the real world rocks will sink in water.

The Lord does not let Peter sink.

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4 thoughts on “eyes on God

  1. “I say “used to be” because that was before all these voices out there got me so self-conscious about seeing yourself instead of Jesus in the pages of the Bible.”

    Rebekah – that sentence almost made me cry!

    “I can’t afford to worry about the wind, the waves, or the voices out there, I’m calling this one of my favorite stories again.”

    That one did – with joy!!

    Love this post – thank you!!

    ((hugs))

  2. Reblogged this on Church Set Free and commented:
    There are times I am caught and held in the moment of a word, a scent, a sound …

    This post caught me – moved me one way with sadness and then another with joy. Even today it seems we have to break free of reading the bible right. Maybe especially today.

    And it is moments like this post which remind me we keep on doing it to each other! And I have no idea why.

    Thank you Rebekah!

    Paul
    ((hugs))

  3. I need to catch up on your blog but wanted to say that I’m sorry to hear this about your sister. Glad you’re talking about it though- it’s so important to talk about mental health and end the stigma. Most of us struggle to some degree, and no one is unaffected.
    Love the pictures… it *almost* makes me miss those days 🙂

  4. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with relating to a person or story in the Bible; what people object to is improper eisegesis that focuses on onesself rather than on God. I am sorry to hear of your sister’s struggles, and I hope she’s receiving all of the support she needs.

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