Post by Sarah Kelley
There is a beautiful song by Hillsong UNITED out right now titled “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” The song is so good in fact it is one of the few songs I can listen to on repeat without getting sick of it.
I also think it could be titled “Matthew’s Creek (Where Feet May Fail).”
At Asbury Hills, we believe that youth are going to struggle at something. As much as we want to protect them, they will be tested. They will be led to “the great unknown where feet may fail.” God may even be the One calling them to something difficult. But we also strongly believe, that with God, anything is possible.
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now
So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
How powerful would it be if youth today truly believed these words?
It is something they can learn at Asbury Hills.
Campers will try new things. They will have opportunities to fail. If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow before, how do you know if you will be any good?
Campers will also probably be afraid at some point. Maybe they have never been away from home for a week. There are people they don’t know in their cabins. There will probably be a loud thunderstorm during the week. And even if you aren’t afraid of heights, jumping off a telephone pole into thin air is a little frightening.
More importantly than having the opportunity to work through fear and trying something new despite the possibility of failing, campers learn that God loves them more than they could possibility imagine. That they are worthy. That they belong to God.
Belonging to God, failing at something and coming out on the other side, and facing a fear head-on can give campers the confidence to let this be their prayer.
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
AND if this can be the prayer of today, I have great hope in the world of tomorrow.