June 26, 2015

Are things looking dark and hopeless?

I've written another post for Beulah Girl!  Let me encourage you to click on the image below and read it.  I attempt to answer this question: What should we do when things look dark and hopeless? 

After you read the title of the post, you'll know exactly what I think we should do...


I'm specifically referring to those times in life when the wind and the waves seemingly attempt to overtake us.  In moments like that, we cry out, "Lord! What should I do?!"

Peter had such a moment in Matthew 14:22-33.

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,”he said, “why did you doubt?”

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”


So, what should we do when things look dark and hopeless?  Well, the above passage shows us what NOT to do.  Do not doubt your Savior.  He has a plan! He is in control!

Trust in Jesus!

Please click on the image above or the link below to read more about why we should trust in Jesus and how this is manifested in my life.  My prayer, always, is that you will read what I have written and be encouraged!

Today's forget-me-not: Why I Trust in God When Things Look Hopeless

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