“And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat knelt and worshiped Him, saying, Truly You are the Son of God!” Matthew 15:32-33
Now get this, these were the same men who followed Jesus from town to town watching him do multiple miracles. He had just fed 5000 plus with 5 loaves and 2 fish and STILL they didn’t know he was the Son of God? Seriously? It’s only when there’s a storm and they’re about to die and he walks on water to save them, THEN they believe?
What does God have to do for us to get us to believe? We say we believe with our lips, but at the first sign of trouble, we’re all up in His face wondering where He is and why He’s not listening. What about Psalm 34:15 and I Peter 3:12 where His eyes are always on us and His ears open to our cry?
Is God a fair-weather friend to you? No! He is an honored, faithful forever friend to you! Does He keep His Word only when you see it or even when you don’t? Will you love and trust Him only when it makes sense or even when it doesn’t?
He has already done everything He will ever do for you and now, it’s on you to believe it, receive it and speak it out. It’s time your faith in His promises becomes more then just a familiar passage that’s thrown out like a lifeline to someone struggling to stay afloat. To convince others, we must first believe it ourselves. That the same God who spoke it is able to back it up.
Jesus followed His Fathers example, He spoke it and it happened. We have His Holy Spirit! Are we following His example? Is our confidence in our ability or in His? In myself I can do nothing, but in Christ, I can do all things. Everything done must be for the glory of God, not for our glory. If He is lifted up and exalted, He will draw all men to Himself.
Romans 5:11 says that we rejoice because of what God has done through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has now made us God’s friends. Perhaps we need to re-define what friendship with God looks like so that we understand His faithfulness and consistent love. He’s not a name on a social media page that ‘unfriends’ you when your views differ from His. He’s your friend when you forget He’s even there.
Oh my Forever Friend! How kind and true, how all knowing are You. I would never run to another when You’re so near. You’re always speaking but I must tune in to hear. There is no other who see’s and know’s all that I have need of before I do. You’ve got everything I need in Your hands and just as I need to see it, You blow it to me as an invisible kiss. My heart is Yours alone.