I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can allow situations to deter my faith. I oftentimes operate out of the “How is it going to work” mindset instead of the “I Know It’s Going to Work” mindset. I have a bad habit of wanting to know how things are going to work out when I don’t see how it’s possible. My eyes are telling me one thing, but then my spirit is telling me to walk by faith. To have that blind faith. During the times when I feel like giving up, and i’m going through one of those times now, I turn to Matthew 8 :24-27 which is one of my favorite bible passages.
“And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!”
This passage reminds me of who God is. Just think about it. The disciples saw a storm coming and their first human instinct was to be afraid. They woke Jesus up and to paraphrase what they said “Hey we’re going to die!.” Jesus awakes and calms the storm. He looks at them and says “O ye of little faith.”
I know sometimes this is what Jesus is saying to me in my moments where I am losing my faith. “O ye of little faith.” I have to remember when the storm is raging, and the waves are coming that Jesus will calm the storm. No matter what it may look like, he is still the same God that the winds and sea obey. If he can calm the sea, certainly he can calm my situation. I have to dig deep down and pull myself up to keep my head up, and remind myself of this. Life can bring you down sometimes. Situations can make you feel defeated, but through it all don’t ever forget who the Lord is and what he can do.