Friday, May 25, 2012
Unsinkable With God
Unsinkable With God “Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, Lord, save me!” Matthew 14:29-30 So often we find ourselves in the same position as Peter was in the scripture above, as we want to accomplish great things with God’s help. We get ourselves in a positive frame of mind and think we can do and accomplish our goals and objectives and do the things that God has placed on our hearts. Then just as Peter did we begin to look around, and see the dangers and the frightening circumstances that Satan has placed in our way. Our faith starts to waiver, and we begin to sink just as Peter did. I can remember reading about the Titanic, which was the largest, most luxurious ocean liner of its time and was called “unsinkable” by most people. However during its first voyage from England to New York City in 1912, the huge ship hit an iceberg and sank with 1,500 passengers and crew losing their lives in the frigid North Atlantic waters. When we begin to look at our successes and begin to feel superior about our own abilities, so often we ignore the fact that our success was due to God allowing us to achieve it. We begin to feel unsinkable, like the Titanic. But Satan is always going to make us aware of the icebergs and hidden dangers that can wreck our witness and our ministry. There is only one way to safely navigate life, and that is to keep our eyes on Jesus. We cannot depend upon our own abilities or the circumstances around us. It is only when we keep our faith and trust in God that we will successfully complete our journey. Psalm 69:1-2 “Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.” My Daily Devotional Volume III March 9 Robert William Brock, Jr.