Have you ever walked past a dock where all the boats are moored? You can “hear” the mooring ropes as the waves hit against the boats. If the wind is strong or there has been a storm it is even louder. The pulling, stretching and pressure put on these ropes over time is strong.
Upon investigation, some of those ropes look very old and worn, yet they still maintain their strength. Even upon fraying, the rope that remains seems to be stronger than before. I suppose over time, and without the help of the boat’s owner, the rope will eventually break and need replaced or repaired.
Sometimes I feel like that old mooring rope. I am holding on, being thrown a little bit in different directions. I sometimes feel very frayed when a prayer that I have uttered for years doesn’t seem to be answered.
Can you relate?
But, as always, the boat’s owner repairs, replaces or strengthens the rope. Just like our Father. He offers repair, He offers strength and even replaces our faith with a renewal of faith. And in the midst of the pulling, stretching and pressure…we get a little stronger.
So feeling like an old mooring rope might not be such bad thing.
~Be Encouraged Today~