“47 Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. 48 He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, 50 because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’ 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.”
What do you do when Jesus seems distant? (47).
What do you do when the wind is against you and you feel the strain? (48a).
What do you do when it looks like Jesus isn’t interested? (48c).
This story encourages us to keep trusting. Know that the Lord will come to you at the right time (48b), but it will be the time of His choosing. We, by then, may be tempted to imagine all is lost. But He is always on time.
- He still comes to us at the perfect time (48b);
- He still speaks words of comfort and encouragement (50);
- He still reveals Himself in troubles (50);
- He still brings storms to an end (51)
- He still amazes (51).
We, on the other hand are often in unbelief because of what we don’t understand (52).
PRAYER: As painful as it may be, please show me Lord where my heart is hard, and melt it; fill my ignorance with a deeper knowledge of Jesus. I need you Lord…so much.