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Grace P. Cho is a Korean American writer, poet, speaker, and the editorial manager at (in)courage. She believes telling our stories can change the world and desires to elevate women of color’s voices in the publishing industry. Learn more at @gracepcho and gracepcho.com.

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  1. Grace,
    I love this song. The thing about going “deeper” with God is that it almost always involves a certain degree of discomfort, uncertainty, even pain as our trust muscles are stretched. I want to make the first line my prayer…”Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders…” I think I am open to God’s leading, but my trust almost always has borders. “God, I’ll go this far with you, but don’t take me farther than I can handle,” I bargain. In other words, don’t take me farther than my self-sufficiency can handle. God longs for us to dive in all the way and allow Him to take us to the place where our feet can’t reach the sand (which is shifting anyway) and we have to utterly rely and depend upon His secure arms to keep us afloat. Poignant post that challenges my heart!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  2. The following life would be so different if God had ordained that our pleasure and our strength took us deeper into him. This has been a year of sharp, pointy question marks for our family as well, and I would never have chosen the path we’ve walked together, and yet those waves of grace have lapped at my feet inviting me to trust.
    Thank you, Grace, and blessings to you and your family.

  3. Even when our feet are planted firmly in the sand, those relentless waves force us to stay aware and alert. Those waves serve to strengthen our muscles as we have to be intentional to stay grounded, squeezing in our core, determined to not let them knock us down. I love your description of the ocean having moods of its own. Just like real life.

  4. God is always with you even if your fear is bigger than your faith. Doesn’t matter what the size of your faith is, He loves You unconditionally. Each one of us had faced so many failures and loss and it is what we choose to do with this is what will bring us strength. Praying for you and for all of us to keep holding on and know God will never forsake us. He’s for us and with us especially in turbulent water. There is freedom in the name of Jesus!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. What a beautiful beautiful devotion today! Your choice of words was spot on. I never go to the beach (I’m a mountain kind of gal) but I could almost hear the waves and feel it on my toes, as I read your description. I love His invitation to go deeper, as we can always trust that His hands are solid beneath us! Thank you for writing these powerful truths today!

  6. Grace, thank you for putting words to how I feel most days. I desperately want to go deeper with God and follow where he leads, but often freeze in fear, forgetting trust and fear can’t coexist.

      • Thank you for pointing that out. Reading your comment, I realized trust and fear can coexist. It’s a matter of which one I choose to feed that grows the strongest.

  7. I have always loved singing this song….”take me deeper than my feet could ever wander for my faith will be made stronger” – I don’t know why I am surprised that is exactly what God is doing, taking me deeper and growing my faith. Your words encouraged me today. I am reminded that it’s okay to be weak and fearful as long as I look up to him, he’ll take my hand and give me the strength and courage I need for today.

  8. Thank you for the words of wisdom all of you! Yes pain & suffering as we go deeper with Him. Pain at the loss & rejection of my marriage & desire for restoration, even after 12 years & my ex not surrendering to God. Pain for my kids who see the destruction. It’s hard to remember during these times that God is good, faithful & has a plan. Praise that My 2 children, my brother & his wife, my ex-husband & I have all been saved because of this. Posts like this bring comfort to my hurting soul & heart.

    • I’m so sorry for all the pain in your family. I’m remembering now how Jesus sent the Holy Spirt to be our Comfort, and I’m praying He is that for you now.

  9. Awesome and so true. As a child I was taught to fear everything and at 65 I’m still trying to overcome those fears and wondering what my life could have been like without so many fears. I love the Lord and believe He loves me and try so hard to trust Him but feel I fall so short. God bless you

  10. Grace,

    Your post reminds me of an older song by Steven C. Chapman “Dive”. Here is the chorus And take the leap of faith Come on let’s go I’m diving in, I’m going deep, in over my head I want to be Caught in the rush, lost in the flow, in over my head I want to go The river’s deep, the river’s wide, the river’s water is alive So sink or swim, I’m diving in. It talks about having a racing heart & weak feet as you near the ledge. But in that rush you hear a voice that says take that leap of faith. We will never know God’s supernatural power until we let ourselves get swept away into this holy flood. Following God can be scary sometimes. He may ask us to get out of our comfort zones & try new things. When it’s all said & done we just need to trust His leading & go for it. No excuses like Moses. I feel if God gives you the task or sends you on a mission-He will equip you for the job. When we feel scared or uncertain just turn to God & have faith. No need to fear anything for He is always with us. Let’s all be brave & dare to dive into this journey with God.

    Blessings 🙂