this is one of my biggest struggles. it is so difficult for me to accept the things that i don’t know or understand and the uncertainty that comes along with the unknown future. wouldn’t it be nice to just have a glimpse of God’s plan? a glimpse into what He has coming for us so we could be a little prepared? well that isn’t possible and in the end it wouldn’t be healthy for us. we wouldn’t need to have faith if we knew what was coming in our future and what would happen to our trust in God’s sovereign plan?
i struggle with this uncertainty on a daily basis. i am so blessed to be involved in a women’s bible study at our church and we were talking about peter walking on the water with Jesus. even though Jesus was right in front of Him, peter still got distracted by the wind and the waves around him and took his eyes off of Jesus. at that point, he began to sink. he needed to keep his sights on Jesus and focus on Him in order to continue to walk on the water. (matthew 14:22-33)
when peter started to sink, Jesus said to him “o you of little faith, why do you doubt?” wow…i need to hear this! this is ME! i know that God is in total control and He is right in front of me leading the way. i need to believe and not doubt when the first signs of uncertainty and distress come my way!
may we all keep our eyes on Jesus when struggles arise and when the present and future becoming overwhelming.