Is He God Only When You’re Desperate?

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 yet they didn’t know He was the Son of God? Seriously? It’s only when a storm came up and they faced death and saw Him walk on water to rescue them, that they believed.

What does God have to do for us, to get us to believe Him? 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 delivered. 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? I can’t answer that for you, but to me, He is an honored, faithful forever friend. Does He keep His Word only when I see it or even when I don’t? Will I 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 than 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.

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 sees and knows 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.

Sandy G

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