Most of us struggle at times with believing God to be able to provide, to heal, to restore, to nurture. We ask questions like “If God is my Father, why hasn’t He shown me which way to go yet?” “Why hasn’t He come down and made me perfectly well?”
For many of us, unless God gives us a step by step play of how our lives are going to unfold, our trust in Him gets shaky. We are often more comfortable in staying chained in a known prison rather than walk in freedom into an unknown land as the Israelites did. Often the confines of a sinking boat seem more appealing than trusting God with the uncharted, unpredictable waters as Peter did.
The fact is that all other ground is sinking sand. There is not a ground that you can build on other than Christ that will cause you to stand firm in the midst of the wind and the storm. That is what Jesus meant when He said in Mathew 7:24-26
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock”
Sometimes God does not quiet down the winds and waves instead; He chooses to quiet our hearts. Every time we step out of our comfort zone or what we perceive as a safe area and lock our eyes intimately on the Lord, even the water that threatened to drown us becomes a foundation as firm as the rock.
1 Corinthians 2:14 says “Now the natural man doesn’t receive the things of God’s Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can’t know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” You will truly able to step out only when you realise as 2nd Corinthians 5:17 says “..the old has gone, the new has come!”
Let us not die in the safety of our knowledge and our thinking. Each of us has received this supernatural inheritance in the Spirit, let us act upon it and leave a legacy for the generations to come.
As a famous worship leader once said “Without this tension, we are just talking heads; instead we get the opportunity to become living mysteries.”