Thought of the Day October 24, 2019 Trust or safety net

By 11:23 AM

Let me share a story of a man who was at sea alone in a small boat. A storm arose, battered the little boat and threatened to overwhelm it. The man prayed. Then he distinctly saw Jesus coming toward him, walking on the waters. Remembering the story from the gospel, he cried out, “Lord, if it is you, order me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” Jesus answered. So the man put on a life jacket, stepped over the boat’s gunwale, stepped onto the churning water and walked to Jesus. Jesus said to him, “Why did you doubt my word, O man of little faith?” “Lord, I did not doubt your word!” the man protested. “Then why the life preserver,” Jesus asked. “Oh, that!” the man replied: “that was just in case.”

How hard is it for us to trust in the Lord! We have the "what if" attitude. I know he is God, but what if he doesn't come through. Our trust is not totally in the Lord; we cover our back with our own "life preserver." What is yours? How can he show us his plan, if we have a safety net just in case? If I believe that he is the Lord God, then I don't need a safety net. All I need is to fall fully into his embrace with absolute trust that he will catch me. Scary? Yes. But the only way.

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