Sometimes in our lives it is so easy to get discouraged. I was talking with some friends recently about how hard it is to trust the Lord when we start looking at what is going on. We are often sort of like Peter when he was walking to Jesus on the water. He was doing great until he started to look around at the storm that was raging all about him. We know in our hearts that the Lord is going to take care of our needs, but the flesh starts to wonder how in the world he is going to be able to take care of us.
I am so thankful that the Lord is patient with us when our faith falters, and just like when Peter called out "Lord, save me," we do the same thing. Then the Lord, just like He did for Peter, reaches out and saves us from ourselves.
We were having a few moments of faltering faith last week. Thankfully the Lord has shown us in the past week that He is more than completely capable of taking care of our every need. He brought just the encouragement that we really needed to help us with our faith.
Last week I was practicing piano I was playing the song "Tis so Sweet to Trust In Jesus." As I was almost done playing, it hit me, I had been so concerned about how the Lord was going to take care of us, but I completely missed the point. It is "..so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take him at His word, just in simple faith to trust him, beneath the healing cleansing flood." There is something truly amazing about how the Lord takes care of our needs.
There is a missionary family that our church supports is also friends with our family. Their latest missionary letter that they sent the church stated that they already had 20% of the support that they needed! That was a great encouragement to me, if the Lord can take care of them, surely He can take care of us!
Part of being a child is learning lessons that the parent teaches. As a child of God, our Lord is trying to teach us different lessons. The lessons the Lord is teaching me may be completely different from the lessons the Lord is trying to teach you, but we all need to be thankful we have a caring heavenly Father who is molding us to be more like Him.