Our Peace Is Based In Trustby Rev. Jacquetta on 08/02/15
I was listening to a story on the radio in which a man who chartered his boat began picking up a popular photographer regularly. One day they were out on the sea and a squall came up. His photographer passenger woke up from his sleep and asked, "Is everything alright?" The seaman said, "Yes, everything's alright. This is a very good boat," so his passenger went back to sleep. But the seaman was terrified as he managed the wheel.
After the storm had passed, the photographer woke up. The seaman commented, "You slept through the whole storm. Weren't you worried?" He answered, "No, you said everything was alright." The seaman was in awe at his passenger's trust. I wasn't.
It reminded me of the story in Luke 8:22-25. Yeshua and His disciples were out in their boat when a storm blew in. The disciples feared for their lives while Yeshua slept right through it. They woke Him up saying, "Don't you care that we're about to die out here?" He not only was at peace, but He questioned their faith—or trust. They didn't trust they'd be safe with Him, but the photographer in our story trusted his seaman. That's a story of a human trusting another human.
Can you bring yourself to trust God the way the photographer trusted the seaman? God can do a lot more for us than a man can. Do we have the peace that comes with the trust to believe that? It's simple, but it's not easy. It takes practice. Make Proverbs 3:5-6 and Philippians 4:6-8 a part of your daily arsenal. Make them a part of your daily life. Make them a part of your soul.
Thank You, Creator, for Your Word. Help me use it to build my trust and increase my peace. In Yeshua, Amen.