Lately I have been feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders. It seems sometimes in life every which way you turn the ocean waves are just knocking you down. I live near the beach and I have been in the ocean when the waves are coming at you so fast and they are so strong that by the time you stand up you are knocked down again. And you get so worn out that finally you just give up and say I'm done! That is how it has been for me for a while now. It seems by the time I catch by breath there is another wave thrown at me. I feel like Peter when he walked on the water then he started to look at the storm around him and he began to sink.
Matthew 14:28-33 "Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ 29 He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. 30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God."
In this season in my life it has been me asking God where are you? Where are you in this? Can't you see the waves all around me? So this morning on the way to mass I heard this song Oceans by Hillsong. And it stuck a cord within me. Sometimes the only way for me to put my eyes back on Jesus is listening to worship music. And Hillsong is one of my favorites.