Trust. An interesting word isn’t it? A word that can be so easily forgotten when in a circumstance of trial, burden, or sorrow.
Let’s take a look at Peter. Peter was one of Jesus’ disciples. He was called out of his boat to walk on the water. Crazy, right? Peter began walking on water because he trusted that Jesus was calling him to come. Surprisingly, the next thing we find out is that Peter starts sinking. “Why”, you might ask? The Bible tells us that Peter started to notice the strong wind and waves losing the trust he had over fear. “But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.” Matthew 14:30
Have you ever experienced a time where fear overthrew your trust in God? Are you like Peter where the waves and the wind of the world led to sinking? Maybe someone close to you has let you down, maybe your situation seems too big to handle, or maybe you don’t know what comes next. Often times, we experience “hiccups” that lead us to doubt and fear, but that’s why God calls us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6
As a parent, my children trust that I will provide for them and love them because that’s all they know. Just like we should trust our Heavenly Father to provide for us and receive the unconditional love He has so graciously given us. For God will never leave you or forsake you.
“The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me.” Psalms 116:6
We may not understand why certain circumstances arise, so just like my children run to me in time of need, so should we run to God. For He has the best for our lives and fills the voids that have been left. When we trust in Him our path becomes clear and with Him we have the strength and courage to push on.
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