The Message of Taming Julia — Jodie Wolfe
I believe many Christians are familiar with the Footprints in the Sand poem by Mary Stevenson. One of the most poignant lines I feel is when the Lord said, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I carried you.” I’m sure you’ve had time in your life when you feel like you’re hanging on by your fingernails to the side of the boat in the midst of a storm-tossed sea. We don’t always feel God’s presence in our life, but that doesn’t mean He isn’t with us, often carrying us.
For a good chunk of my novel, Jules Montgomery has no idea what it means to follow the Lord. Throughout her story she learns more about God and who He is. She finds that each step of her life, the Lord has been calling her, wooing her to Him.
When her past catches up with Jules and she’s forced to confront it, she must make a choice about protecting her family. Through a series of events she learns that she can trust God even in the midst of a scary situation. She can trust God’s working in her life even when the outcome doesn’t have any hope of getting better. We also can trust God to work in our life. It’s important to seek Him with our whole heart. We can take comfort in Psalm 61:1-2 (KJV) “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
How about you… what circumstances in your life have stirred you to seek the Lord? Do you trust Him to work in your life? If you’d like to learn more about what it means to follow the Lord, to trust Him, to put your faith in Him, I’d love to talk with you. Please leave a comment so I can know how to pray for you!