Boy that is never an easy thing,
even the disciples struggled with this
I will admit that lately we seem to have had our share of trials.It seems we continue to go through one health crisis to the next with barely any time to catch our breath,but just like the disciples staring at the storm and most likely thinking to themselves "Doesn't Jesus care that we are perishing?"
I find myself many times saying or thinking that.
"Doesn't Jesus know how much we are suffering doesn't he care?"
Then I am reminded of that statement in Luke 8:25 Where Jesus says "Where is your faith?"
Recently we got some very devastating news regarding our daughters mental function.With the words "Your daughter will never be able to live independently" ringing in my ears along with many other very unpleasant things.
Again I find myself thinking those same thoughts.
I also recently was blessed to attend a beautiful graduation ceremony for a very godly young man,who's always been very kind and loving to Daniel.
It was such a blessing to see the achievements of this young man,who had kept his faith and is striving to serve The Lord,but at the same time that all too familiar lump came in my throat about my kids and their futures and what this horrible seizure syndrome has done to their minds and bodies.Again I find myself thinking "Doesn't Jesus know what's going on doesn't he care?"
It's so easy to look around and think everyone else has the perfect life, family, job, fill in the blank.It's easy to feel like the disciples and see the storms,the waves and the wind and get frightened and discouraged and take our eyes off of Jesus.
Remember when Peter saw Jesus walking on the water and he wanted to come to him.but took his eyes off of Jesus and started to sink.Matthew 14:25-31
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
Sometimes through not very pleasant circumstances The Lord teaches us to keep our eyes focused on him and not ourselves or the things going on around us. Anytime I start feeling down I always remember the verse Luke 22-31
22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
If he cares about the birds in the air and the flowers in the field how much more does he care about me?
God knows my need he is not surprised by my circumstances.I have to stand firm in the belief that God has a purpose for mine and my childrens lives.I have to remember I am only seeing one small piece of the puzzle that's called life, where as Jesus sees the whole big beautiful picture.