Just a word of encouragement to any of you that are walking through storms today.
The Lord sees your tears, He knows your pain. He is there with you.
Turn to Him and let Him be your comfort.
Matt 14:28-33 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” NIV
Jesus called Peter out of the boat and Peter came….huge step of faith. But then, when he took his focus off the Lord and focused on the wind and waves, he started to sink. Jesus’ response was of course to pick him right back up again.
I am always caught by His words…”why did you doubt?”
The Lord doesn’t expect us to doubt, even in the midst of the storm. He wants us to trust. Even when the circumstances seem precarious and frightening.
Heb 12:1-3 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. NIV
Fix our eyes on Him.
Even though the storm goes rages on around us, we have a place of peace and comfort in Him.
If you’ve fallen, reach up, He will pull you out!