If you were to fly over the Artic Ocean, you would, obviously, see icebergs floating in the cold, icy waters. But a closer look would reveal the following pattern: small icebergs moving in one direction, and gigantic icebergs moving in another. The reason for this phenomenon is that surface winds drive the smaller icebergs, while the huge ones are controlled by the deep ocean currents.
Now let’s see if we can make the transition spiritually. All of usare driven by various forces and winds. “Small lives” are often driven to and fro by the surface winds of change and petty problems. That’s why it is so easy for some to simply be overcome by despair and discouragement because of disagreeable circumstances. On the other hand, there are “great lives,” gigantic in nature, which are never moved by petty blowing of surface winds. The deep-running movements of a wise, loving, and almighty God control these great lives, with foundations running deeply in immovable faith.
And so let the winds blow, and let them move others, but, in the strong and wonderful name of the Rock of Ages, determine that you will remain strong, steady, and sure. With Job of old, let us say, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust him” (Job 13:15). With the Apostle Paul, let our testimony be that “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed” (II Cor. 4:8). Though surface winds and momentary trials may be severe, keep your eyes on Jesus Christ, and let the deep currents of His will carry you along by the patterns He has specifically chosen for your life.
Devotedly your pastor,