God, Trials

The Waves Cannot Prevail


The gentle waves roll up on the beach and then gently roll right back. Over and over again the ocean repeats this beautiful rhythm. I have been watching this incredible show from our hotel room window this morning. My husband and I are finally celebrating our 25th anniversary (4 months late) with a stay at a gorgeous beachside hotel. Back and forth, back and forth the waves crash. How do those waves know where to stop?

God tells the ocean how far to go.

Do you not fear Me?’ declares the Lord.

‘Do you not tremble in My presence?

For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea,

An eternal limit, and it will not cross over it.

Though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;

Though they roar, they will not cross over it.

Jeremiah 5:22 NASB 

I have always loved the beach. The ocean brings me an immediate sense of calm. When I look out at what appears to be an unending sea, I can breathe a little easier. My soul feels relaxed. I am reminded just how small I am in this massive world that God created. My problems begin to shrink, and God becomes even larger to me. 

The storms will come. The waves will get big at times. Everything may look as though it’s over. Those big waves come and crash, bigger and stronger each time. Yet those waves will not prevail. Sure a sneaker wave can knock you out, but you can and will get back up. Eventually the ocean will calm down once again. 

The God who made oceans also made you. He cares about every single thing you are facing. He knows exactly what you need to learn from those big waves, or even those small ones. God is in every tiny detail of our lives. Awesome Holy God loves us so very much. 

God will not let the waves prevail over you.

Did the waves knock you down? If you look up there is a hand reaching out waiting to help you. It’s Jesus’ hand. Our perfect Savior loves to save us in our troubles. So take His hand. He will help you, comfort you, provide for you, and heal you. Jesus is the all sufficient Savior.

I am going to take a bike ride along that beautiful ocean as those waves come just far enough and then roll right back. I see Jesus in those waters, and God’s mighty hand holding back the waves. And I know I’m going to be all right, and you are too.

Love you all,


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10 thoughts on “The Waves Cannot Prevail”

  1. Thank you Meghan for this beautiful and inspiring writing today. Truly, the storms come. God keeps us from drowning in the waves. The past two weeks have been extremely taxing and I have had to swim to the Lord for His rescuing power. He is faithful. All of His promises are YES.
    Blessings to you and your readers. (Mary)

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  2. Meghan, you have expressed my feelings about the beach. Being there to listen to the waves crash on the shore, watching the ebb and flow, smelling the salty air, feeling the sun and dampness – all of the experience is so relaxing. And you’re right, it does put ourselves in perspective compared with our Great Big God. Beautifully written.
    By the way, your comment on my blog today was accidentally erased. My bad. Thank you for commenting anyway.
    Have a good week, my friend.

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    1. I just love the beach. It’s always been one of my happy places. You get it. We are so tiny and God is so big. Thank you Dottie for your lovely comment.
      I will leave another comment on your blog. Have a wonderful week.


  3. It’s in nature where we “best find and see” just how Great our God Is! Those who seek Him, most definitely find Him in the ocean, the wind, clouds and the beauty of it all. I always love and embrace the “me being small” for “Him to be Almighty” Truth, it keeps me humble and dependant on Jesus always. Blessings and congratulations to you both(as one). May JESUS’S love keep you and He be Glorified every day in and through you.💙✝️❤️


    1. I always feel closest to God in nature. I see Him everywhere and it reminds me just how small I am and how big God is. Thank you Bertus for your lovely comment and the anniversary wishes. I appreciate this very much. God bless you abundantly!


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