“Step out from all the guilt you can’t shake. From consequences you can’t take. I know they kill you inside. Step out from emptiness you can’t fill. Your heart will be restless until you set the world aside.” – Attalus // Step Out /// Into the Sea
The words to this song pierce my heart every time I hear them. They are a reminder of the brokenness that we all experience in this life. We are either drowning underneath the weight of guilt and shame or we are fighting to suppress it. Are you weary and tired? Restless? This song is also a reminder to those who are fighting the fight of faith that there is another way.
A better Way.
It’s a way towards a peace that surpasses all understanding. It’s a shelter from the storms of life that surround us. It’s a comfort that sustains us in the midst of affliction. It’s an assurance that serves as the foundation when everything else is crumbling around us. It’s an everlasting hope breaking the chains of despair.
The only Way.
It’s the person Jesus Christ. He is the Builder and the Foundation. He is the Rock of our Strength, our Fortress and our Refuge. He is our Mediator, our Interpreter, our Intercessor and Advocate. He is the Gift of God, the Offering, and the Sacrifice. He is the Just One, the Righteous Judge, the Holy One, the Alpha, the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He is the Prince of Peace, the Messiah, the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is our Hope and our Salvation.
He is my Treasure. He is the reason, and the motivation for everything that I do in life. Whether it’s working at my job, teaching Sunday School, preaching, being the best husband I can be for my wife, or being the best father I can be to my children, my aim and my heart is to point them all to the only true Hope that this world has.
It’s the reason why I am returning (in some kind of capacity) to the world of blogging. Honestly it doesn’t make much sense in a world where personal blogs seem to be on their way toward extinction, but this is the platform that best suits what the Lord has put on my heart to share. It’s a message of Hope to both the believer and the unbeliever because our hearts will be restless until we set the world aside and step out in faith.
That’s what this blog will be – a step out in faith.