For the month of October, I am joining many bloggers in a challenge to write every single day for 31 days. I learned about this challenge through another challenge I participate in most weeks. The “Five Minute Friday” challenge is going to expand to last the whole month! Each entry, will be five minutes unedited of writing on a particular theme – found on Kate’s blog.Today’s theme is “wave.”
All he saw was the waves crashing. Lots of waves crashing. What Peter didn’t know, was that God would use an absolutely terrifying moment – to experience the supernatural in a whole new way. We may not get it, but God knows what He is doing.
… I have my own utterly terrifying moments. Moments that are designed to
- Reveal the heart of my forever God
In these moments, we are reminded of this truth:
Eternal One: But you, My servant, Israel,
Jacob whom I have chosen and descendant of My friend, Abraham,
I have reached to wherever you are in the farthest corners of earth,
and the most hidden places therein.
I have called to you and said, “You are my servant.
I have chosen you, not thrown you away!”
So don’t be afraid. I am here, with you;
don’t be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, help you.
I am here with My right hand to make right and to hold you up (Isaiah 41:8-10, VOICE).
God has chosen us!
God is for us. He is not against us.
God is given us assurance we don’t need to be afraid.
God is our forever God. He is good. He is present.
He is all powerful.
He is coming to our aid, and working miracles all the while.
In those utterly terrifying, I would rather walk in the wilderness for forty years, kind of moments, your focus gets kinda messed up. In those moment, it is as though we momentarily forget some stuff – but remember the very important stuff that we know about God.
While everything in our lives is in one big pile, we can sort through it. We can sort and make two piles of treasures and trash. On that special day, Jesus would reveal to Him through the terror just who He is. Peter would walk on water. Peter and his friends would defy the odds, when the mighty storm should have wiped them off the earth.
… our trials and circumstances can do this. Through the rough storms of life, we can:
— discover God in His Word
— experience God more fully
— have a testimony of how God sustains us
— learn what it means to trust God
God can do a lot when there is a mighty storm placed in our lives. God doesn’t waste anything.
As it says in Romans 8:28, He works everything out for those who love God.
Further Reading: Peter walks on water on a stormy night.