Through the waters

There you are, knee deep in the waters of life.  Maybe you made a mess of things.  Maybe someone else made a mess of things for you.  Maybe the devil has it out for you and he made a mess of things.   Maybe you let the faucet of the world flow into your life, and now you are flooded by fear and doubt.

Maybe you’ve responded to the Lord’s call on your life and you are sinking.

Matthew 14:29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.  30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink…”

Let’s pause there .

For a moment we won’t think about how you got knee deep in water.  You are wet and worried.  What now?

Isaiah 43:1But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.  2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

First, realize that He, the Lord Jesus Christ, is with you.  Whatever you are going through, you must grasp that the Lord is present as well, and He isn’t just a bystander, shaking His head at our pitiful performance.  What can He do?

He  “stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.” (Psalm 65:7)

He  “rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.” (Psalm 89:9)

You might say ” The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.” (Psalm 93:3)

But look! “The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.” (Psalm 93:4)

Then, realizing He is there and can do something, Look at Him! Getting back to the sinking Peter…

“‘….and  beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.  31And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?  32And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

File your claim with the Lord, knowing He cares for you and is present (even mighty) to save you.  Quit looking at the problems, and get your eyes on Christ.  Isn’t He who promised faithful? Isn’t He able to perform His word in your life?  Absolutely.

Jesus desires you and His grace makes His greatness available to you and whatever mess you are in.

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One response to “Through the waters”

  1. Morris R says :

    Such powerful, reassuring words!

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