I keep hearing the story of Peter walking on water over and over again lately. Does that ever happen to you? You hear a story or a certain scripture over and over again and feel like God is really trying to tell you something? I think I am starting to get this one.
You see there are a lot of areas I have stepped out in faith on and am walking on the water. Becoming the wife and mother that God has called me to be are two of those areas that I have stepped out of the boat, trusting God completely as I walk on the unstable sea of life. The problem is that, like Peter, I will be out there and doing it but then I choose to look down. I look down and see the waves, the wind, the problems, and I take my eyes off of the power of God. He is the reason, the only reason, I could walk on the water in the first place. Why would I ever doubt Him when I have actually stood up on the water and walked?
My faith is little when I have seen the mighty works of God and I don’t trust Him to see me through the day to day. I look at the messes of motherhood and see mountains.
My God says those mountains are easily moved.
I am so humbled and so very grateful that God is so very close that He can just stretch out His hand to pull me up out of the deep, raging sea. He restores my faith once again that He will never leave me or forsake me.
Sometimes I cannot see through the wind and waves (messy house, toddler temper tantrums, bills, tweens with attitudes…) but I can trust. Oh, I can trust! He will be faithful! He will use it, every last bit of it! He will give me wisdom! He will hold me up!