Some days, when I’m feeling especially blue, I look into the future and
think about how things are different from what I expected and begin to convince myself — or rather listen to Satan who is trying hard to convince me — that there’s no way forward, no hope, no future.
That directly contradicts the Word of God and the promises He made to us through the prophet Jeremiah. He promised to give us a hope and a future, to bring us out of bondage, to bring us home to Him. What kind of ridiculous future that I can dream up do I possibly think could be better than that?!!!
Satan is the great deceiver. He takes God’s promises and twists them asking the same old question he asked in the Garden of Eden. “That’s not what God really said, is it? You don’t think He meant that you can’t have this. Look at how pretty and tasty it is. It’s so shiny. Why wouldn’t He want to you to have something that good?”
And suddenly we’re like Peter after he got out of the boat and walked on water. We’re noticing the winds and the waves. We’re focused on everything but Jesus.
Everything but Jesus.
And like Peter, we find ourselves going down. We’re no longer walking on water but sinking, about to get a lung full of water.
Peter had the good sense to cry out, “Lord, save me.”
And Jesus did save him. And then He asked a question that we’d do well to ask ourselves: “Oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Why would we ever doubt the love of the Good, Good Father?
How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.