“…Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came towards Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’” Matthew 14:29-31 Have you ever felt so weighted down by your circumstances that you felt you might break under the pressure? I feel that way now. My family is experiencing some pretty heavy rainfall and my umbrella of strength is about to fold.
Tonight, for a brief period, I found myself curled up on my bed in the dark, crying. All I could think to say to God at this time was, “I am not strong enough for this!” And that is how I feel. I am so tired. I feel so weak. I am NOT strong enough to handle some of the circumstances that are raining down on my world. After I finished telling God all that I felt unqualified to do, He spoke. It was, of course, not an audible voice, but I heard it in my heart. It was so simple. “I know you are not strong enough to handle your circumstances. I AM.” And that was it. How true. Of course I am not strong enough. I do not have to be. That’s God’s job! He does not expect us to be able to weather some of the storms that blow into our lives. He only expects us to hold His hand while we’re out on the water.
And as long as we keep our eyes on Him, He promises not to let us sink!
Dear Lord, it’s raining so hard in my world right now it’s hard for me to see Your face. I guess this is where faith floats in. Please help me to trust You. I’m not going to let go of Your hand!
About the Author: My name is Andrea Beam. I have been married to my best friend for almost ten years and we have a beautiful five year old son! While my education and background is in Early Childhood/Special Education, my PASSION in life is writing. I enjoy writing articles, poems, inspirational stories and most of all, devotions. I am the author of three blogs and am working to complete my first children's book. You can find me on the web at http://andreasblogthoughts.blogspot.com