“Tethered Soul” came to me late last night as I was sleep deprived and had the idea “I should start a blog again!”
When I stopped to decide if I really wanted this to be my blog title and URL, all I could think about was tetherball and Napoleon Dynamite. My soul was the bright yellow ball and I was forever connected to Christ by a thin rope. I admitted this image seemed sort of ridiculous, but the title still “felt right”.
As I backspaced out “tetheredsoul” and tried a few other options, I couldn’t seem to shake that first title out of my head.
In my mind, I was thinking of the last verse of “Come Thou Fount”
Oh to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be.
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, Oh take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.
This verse has always resonated strongly with me. I think it portrays a beautiful picture of the grace that God has for us even as we wander, doubt, and question. In my life, there are definite times that I struggle with God. There are times that I wrestle with His truth and the world in which I find myself. There are times when I’m frustrated that I’m having to live in uncertainty. I get anxious and restless. There are also times of rest and pure joy as I throw myself down at His feet admitting that I don’t have all the answers.
In this blog, I hope to capture these moments, as a wandering soul eternally tethered to my Creator, my Abba, my Savior. No matter how confused or tired or frustrated I may get with some of life’s circumstances, I can never escape the redemption of His love and the rest that He provides.