Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Psalm 37: 5-6
As a nation, we are moving into a new administration with a certain level of uncertainty. Some are starting new jobs or relationships. I’m starting a new contract. For some of my family and friends it seems I have stepped from sure footing onto shaky ground traveling to Maine without a signed contract.
I’m sure that’s how Peter felt when he got out of the boat. Along with the other disciples, he was in a storm, but he was used to that and the boat was a place of safety for him. It required relatively little faith to stay in the boat. Despite his fear, he knew what to do to save himself. But the minute he stepped over the side of the boat and placed his foot solidly on the top of that first wave, he was in foreign territory.
Walking on water isn’t something you do halfway. In the same way, you either commit totally to the Lord, or you don’t. Sure, it can be unnerving to find yourself standing in the most unlikely, unpredictable circumstances as Peter did. But I find peace in following His voice. When you put your trust in the Lord and commit to follow Him wherever He leads, you’ve stepped out of the boat and onto the solid rock. God will never allow you to utterly fall when you are living by faith. Amen!
If you are facing a time of uncertainty in your life right now, look to men like Abraham who left his normal routine to follow God’s voice. From that day on, his life was changed. And yours will be too. God never fails us and never leaves our side.
I’m learning more every day how invaluable being still and waiting on Him is. My joy has increased, which has enabled me to live more boldly while I serve various communities of people. I’m able to see past frustrating circumstances that I sometimes have to deal with and into God’s plan for me. There’s a joyful peace in my heart that is not shaken by external things.
My prayer for each of you is that as we move forward together this year, that God’s peace fill our hearts and confidence in Him give us rest.