Staying Afloat

Carol Clegg-Lamptey

8th day into the new month of September.
Going back to my old way of saying:
Praaaaaaaaaasaaaaise God!!!!!

God is good allll the time
And alll the time

The other day,..I asked my friend :
“How do you guys do it??”

I don’t know about you.
But for me, seems like my Christian walk or life has been in a see-saw pattern.
Today,..I’m up,.. tomorrow I’m down – like the sea tossed to and fro by the wind 😬 – not not.
Others seem to always be on fire πŸ”₯ for the Lord.

Do you know what her answer was??

I’ll quote — thanks Erasa 😘

“There are ups and downs gal. The thing is to “look unto Jesus” the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy set before Him “endured ” the cross.”

So how about that??
Firstly it was reassuring to see I was not alone.
And secondly I was encouraged.

This is the picture that comes to mind –

Jesus walking on the water approaching the disciples.
Though somewhat fearful,..Peter asks that if it is truly his Master, Jesus,.he should have him come to Him.

Matthew 14:27-31 NIV
But Jesus immediately said to them: β€œTake courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 β€œLord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, β€œtell me to come to you on the water.”
29 β€œCome,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, β€œLord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. β€œYou of little faith,” he said, β€œwhy did you doubt?”

My lessons from the passage
1. We walk by faith and not by sight
2. We may be fearful,…yet we can overcome this fear through Christ alone
3. We must fix our eyes on God, on Jesus and not the circumstances around us.
4. When we lose this focus, .. we start to fall away; to sink,..into depression and all sorts of things.
5.God is always there with an outstretched hand to save us. We need to receive Him.

So,.. my friends,.. this is how I plan to stay afloat, God be my Helper πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

How about you??

Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

God dey!!!

This is a daily walk.
May the good Lord grant us the grace and strength to run this race to the very end.
To Him be the glory now and forevermore.


I’d love to hear back fromΒ you.
GodΒ bless.

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Carol Clegg-Lamptey who goes by the pen name CCL is a trained specialist ophthalmologist with an interest in medical retina. Having battled with depression over the years, she seeks to encourage others who may be down to fix their eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For with Christ in the vessel,..we shall surely smile at the storm. ...Read More