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Just When Things Start To Work Hell Breaks Loose
Overcoming The Drama
Don’t doubt! He Will Save You!
Just when it feels like things are shaping up, you reach out to God and you finally start to feel a connection, all hell breaks loose…every single time!!! It’s like clock work. All the you ducks are starting to line up in a row and then things get rocky. It’s as if satan with a little “s” has managed to distract you with some of the same old drama. It, whatever “it” is, always feels pretty scary to you because it always happens with someone or something you care about. You may have vowed to keep “it” from bothering you, but “it” knows what frightens you. The drama is often an ongoing struggle that you continue to make an attempt to ignore.
Before I go on, I want you to stop right now. STOP IT RIGHT NOW!!! It’s just a diversion. Let it go. Let go and let God deal with the drama. Speak your truth with love and leave it right there. It’s just a distraction to scatter the ducks. If you just keep your focus on the task at hand and wait on God to settle the waves and wind, you won’t miss a beat and you’ll progress as planned.
Do you remember in Matthew 14 when Peter asked Jesus to “command” him to come to Him on the water?
22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
A few quick points, before we move on. Unfortunately I don’t have time here to preach a full sermon.
Jesus knows when trouble is near you even when it feels like He’s far away. He knows when we are being beaten by the waves. “…but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them.”
Jesus makes the first move, even without us asking. He’s inclined to walk on water to get to us when we are in trouble. “And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.”
With Jesus we too can walk on water, until we lose faith. It’s funny how we conquer the waves and then look for something else to take us down. Now it’s the wind. Peter wasn’t afraid of the waves, but he was deathly afraid of the wind. “He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me’.”
Okay satan knows you are afraid of the wind so he distracted you, but in the end if you ask, when you ask, Jesus will reach out his arms to save you, immediately. “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him…”
So I ask you, why do you doubt? Isn’t God greater than the rocky waves and even the wind? Wasn’t He the one that formed everything in creation? Don’t doubt! He Will Save You! Don’t allow the waves, winds, or anything else to distract you from walking on water with Jesus.
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