Maker of the Seas



Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Matthew 14:31



 Maker of the Seas


They’re rolling in again

waves higher than my craft

threatening to topple all

and be done with me at last


I’m lulled into the surf

focusing on white-capped giants

forgetting the God of all comfort

in whom should be my reliance


I shout into the storm

“Why must I be here again?”

while letting go of oars

doubt’s become my sinking sin


Then I recall a fisherman

who walked on water a bit

until his eyes wandered

and he sank beside his ship


He shouted to his Master

“Lord, save me from this sea!”

and of course the One who made it

could rescue so easily


So each storm is but a trial

each wave is just a test

If I keep my eyes on Jesus

no gale can ruin my rest.




The last few weeks have been so testy that I keep waking up at night with a sinking feeling in my chest. Each time I grasp onto a bible verse as my lifesaver. Then I fall back to sleep.

Yesterday, I specifically asked God for his peace to return fully. I told him that I missed it so much. When I was about to get into bed I remembered how encouraging the songs had been at church on Sunday and how an idea had come for a poem. So I wrote the rough draft for this poem and then went to sleep.

It was the most restful sleep I’ve had in weeks. I woke up with a heart full of peace. The storm is still here; but I am not sinking. My eyes have been refocused onto the Maker of the seas.


Do you have a favorite bible verse that you say to yourself during stress?


Peaceful Blessings ~ Wendy

PS – Toby Mac is great to listen to when you need a lift… here’s a link to click on: