“About three o’clock in the morning Jesus cam toward them, walking on the water.”Mark 6:48, NLT
Jesus wanted to go off by Himself to pray, so He sent the disciples ahead of Him in the boat to cross the lake. It wasn’t long before they were engulfed by a storm and blown off course.
Have you ever been blown off course by a storm? You thought you were following Jesus, but you ended up with unexpected troubles or at an unintended destination. Maybe you had no plans of being where you are today in your job, your marriage, or your finances. You’ve been blown off course by situations you couldn’t control, and you’ve given up hope of getting back on track.
Maybe you are wondering if you can even survive.
When you’re at your moment of desperation, what does Jesus do? For his storm-tossed disciples, Jesus came to them – “walking on the water”! He didn’t tell the disciples to come to Him. He knew they couldn’t get to Him, so He went to them. When you’re at that point of desperation, Jesus comes to you too.
Jesus did not stand on the shore and shout instructions. When you’re in a storm, you don’t need advice. This is the heart of the Gospel: God doesn’t stand on the shoreline telling you what to do. He comes out and meets you in your pain, your fear, your depression, and your discouragement. What a loving God!
You may feel abandoned right now, but you’re not. You might not be able to fix your problems, but you can fix your eyes on Jesus.