My friends and fellow readers,
Sorry that I have had an extensive absence from writing.
Since December, my life has been in constant upheaval. From car troubles, to getting seriously sick, to having a job transfer, to issues with my personal life, I have not had a moment to myself to really think about everything, and quite honestly, I have really been questioning my faith.
But then I came across the story of Jesus and Peter walking on the water–we all know the story right? Jesus is walking on a very stormy lake towards his disciples who are struggling to get the boat they are in to the shore, they see Jesus and think that he is a ghost. Jesus assures them that it is him and Peter asks to come out on the water.
You know the rest.
Several times these past 6 months, I’ve floundered like Peter and have failed to really rely on God. I’ve wondered what will happen. Like Peter, I took my eyes off of Jesus and focused upon the fierce waves of life around me and I started to sink in the water. And the one difference between me and Peter is that I failed, multiple times, to call out to Jesus and God to save me.
But you know what, even though I never called out to Him to help me, He still was faithful to me and He showed up in numerous ways to make sure I did not fail and had everything I needed to keep going in life. Like he did with Peter, before I started to drown, He caught me by the hand, pulled me out of the water and back into the boat, and got into it with me.
See, when Jesus promised to never leave or forsake us, He meant it, even when we fail on our part, He catches us because He promised he would do so. That is such a powerful reminder and such a great reassurance that He will.
God is our salvation, our strong fortress, and our refuge. Christ promised that he would never leave us or forsake us and that he would make sure that we would have everything we would need to live, because God knows that we need them to live and to carry out the purpose that he has for our lives
So remember, when it looks like that your life is at its lowest, just look at what God has given you to keep going and don’t ever take your eyes off of Him and become fearful of the storming waves surrounding you, Christ is right there with you.
I hope to provide many more insights from God that He has shown to me with you soon!