I remember when I was younger and read the story of Jesus calling to Peter to walk on water, but as Peter noticed the VERY REAL waves about him and as the illogic of walking on water began to sink in.. so did Peter.
When I was younger I thought “Oh Pete of little faith, I would have done cartwheels on the sea with my perfect faith of Jesus intact”. But now after wading around in the seas of my life I see the waves in my life are just as real as those literal waves Peter faced 2000 years or so ago. At best I look like Gilligan hollering for SKIPPER!.. but of course this analogy falls flat as I am not comparing the Skipper with God... and I am not as skinny as Gilligan... BUT I DIGRESS!
So with this self-assessment of my faith realized, I must choose to get out of the boat and trust God. I may sink at times (doing that alot lately) like Peter but the same Jesus who calmed the seas, healed the sick, fed the multitudes, walked on water, and rose from the grave is my answer to life’s figurative (but VERY REAL) waves of health, finance, family, or fear.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart soul and mind and lean not unto your own understanding .. in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 EASY WORDS to say.. DIFFICULT WORDS to comprehend just like walking on water MAKES NO SENSE.. but I choose to believe both to be true.
May God bless each of you this day in your journey. May we all learn to trust God when life is great, when life is difficult, or when all seems lost. Trust in the Lord as your providence, and your source for answers, blessings, and perspective that is beyond the limits of any circumstance.. so even when the waves swell and the storms rage.. we can give the triumphant shout.. SURFS UP!
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson