I have never been a great swimmer. I can manage a pool or a fairly calm ocean, but I stay vigilant, making sure that I can manage the waters around me as much as it is up to me. I don’t push my limits, because I don’t want to be overwhelmed because of lack of strength or skill.
Trials can feel like overwhelming, choppy waters that threaten to pull us under. Sometimes, we can bail out quickly on a trial. But other times we have to ride it out. We may find ourselves treading waters with all our might, wondering when rescue will appear. We might question where God is in this, why we are going through this, and so many other jumbled, complicated feelings that come with the intensity of a difficult trial.
My friend, it is exactly then when we must turn to Jesus! We can be honest with our feelings and share all of this with Him. We can cry out to Jesus like Peter did in Matthew 14, “Lord, save me!” Even in Peter’s weakness, the Lord did save him from going under. We can trust the Lord to save us according to the timing of His perfect plan for us. He will meet our needs according to His power and not ours.
Philippians 4:19 ESV tells us, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” What can we trust God to provide for us today?
Lord, We often look at the overwhelming trials around us instead of your strength. We pray that You will remind us of the many ways You have met our needs in the past. Please help us to trust You with what today brings. Thank you for your mercy and grace in our lives. We love you! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.