'he saw them toiling in rowing' [Mark 6:48]
When the storm arose with great fury the disciples thought they were left operating on their own. How wrong they were! Jesus saw them toiling away. And how wrong we are when we conclude that the Lord has deserted us when the storm of life intensifies and He is not to be seen.
Jesus has promised never to leave or forsake His children. This did not mean they would ever be conscious of His nearness or that He would shelter them from every biting wind or threatening wave. We may get the feeling we're sinking and that all is lost even when His arms are about us.
Take heart from God's promises rather than from your feelings or your circumstances.
BAM Break & Meditate – Authors: Maurice Paine [AP=Andy Paine]
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