control vs freedom

are you afraid of anything that has the power and the strength to sweep you off your feet and go over your head? #controlvsfreedom

ISAIAH 52:1-2 Awake, Awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. 2Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit [erect in a dignified place], O Jerusalem; loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion.

The very thought of being swept away by a current far more powerful than I, terrifies me.  The ocean tides wait to drag me under deep.  The swirling water pooling at my feet hauntingly whisper of the way they can pull me out to sea.

Yet, in all that glorious power, when coupled with goodness, I find freedom.  When I let go of my fear and mostly of my control, I find peace.  I find the peace that surpasses understanding.  The Lord, Mighty to Save, sweeps me off my feet.  He drowns me in His love.  His love is fierce.

And if I’m honest. I want that same kind of love.  Love like a lion.  Love to sweep me off my feet and surprise me like crazy.  A love worth waiting for…