Boulders and billows may represent overwhelming obstacles and restrictions we are certain to face as we sojourn through life. Life obstructions often cause us to forget the foundation of our faith. These difficulties and problems have a way of distracting us from the genuine source of power and shift our focus either to the problems themselves or to our innate or cultivated capacities to handle them. As we continue our communion with God, we may need to be reminded to forget not the foundation of our faith.
Personally, I have found it to be the case in my condition of the sense of loss and weakness, in the midst of prayer, God helps me rediscover that His “strength is made perfect in weakness”. In those moments, I realize my dependence, my need to lean on, through faith, the God of all power. If we are to minister the word of salvation or healing, we must remain cognizant of a faith that says “not I, but Christ that lives in me”.
Indeed, we can not forget that Christ Jesus must always stand as the foundation of our faith. The writer of Hebrews would have us remember ” Looking unto Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2 ). Surely, in His having sat down, He is able to make intersession for all who trust and receive him by faith. Therefore, we have confidence, an assurance of faith, we do not forget that whatsoever we ask in His name, according to His will, we receive it.
L. Jerome Jones