Trusting in the Lord is a daily discipline.
There is so much uncertainty in the world. When I go through seasons of uncertainty, I need to remind myself of the times I’ve struggled and wondered if God would come through for me.
Not that I want to dwell in the past, but to merely pause and reflect that He always does come through in one way or another. In hindsight I see that I never needed to worry about what I would eat or where I would live. Since God has come through for me before, I am certain He will do the same now.
I am reminded of the account in the gospels when a storm violently shook the boat Luke 8:23-25. The disciples frantically feared for their lives. It’s easy to see why they would have reacted this way.
Jesus, on the other hand, slept peacefully in the boat. When they woke Him, Jesus asked them why they didn’t have faith He would make sure everything turned out alright. Then, Jesus calmed the waves with one command ― which left his followers astonished that even the wind and waves would obey Him.
Jesus was physically present in their daily lives, but when the storm hit they needed to make a choice to trust Him. Today, His Spirit is alive and dwelling among us. Therefore there is no need to worry because we are always in the presence of the one who commands the universe. If we say we believe in Jesus, then why not believe Him? He asks us the same thing in our times of uncertainty…where is out faith?
Again, it is a daily discipline. No matter the uncertainty, where there is Jesus, there can be peace. You can be certain of it.
Dear Lord, I know it is easier said than done, and forgive my lack of faith in this time of uncertainty. Please give me the peace that surpasses all comprehension and help me be still and know that You are God. Amen.
Go deeper — When you feel overwhelmed, just stop. Turn all distractions and sources of noise off. Be still. Thank the Lord for what He has done for you in the past and thank Him for the plans and purposes He has for you. Praise God that He has you in His loving arms. Want to Learn More? Read Finding Peace in Troubled Times.