“Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that His disciples get back into the boat and head across the lake to Bethsaida, while He sent the people home. After telling everyone good-bye, He went up into the hills by Himself to pray. He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. He intended to go past them, but when they saw him walking on the water, they cried out in terror, thinking he was a ghost. They were all terrified when they saw him. But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” He said. “Take courage! I am here!” Then He climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped. They were totally amazed.” Mark 6:45-51 (NLT)

God, I’ve prayed. I asked for Your leading, Your direction, because You tell me to ask. I sought much counsel because You tell me there’s safety in that counsel. I trusted You because You told me in Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT), “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”

God, I don’t understand. I’ve been in this storm a long time. I thought I did everything right. I trusted You. I got counsel and I thought You led me into this boat, into this business, into this relationship.

Listen, if God has called you into His boat, He will not let you go down. You are going to make it to the other side. The problem is that we try to put God on our timetable, and yet time is not a factor for God. You can’t put Him on a timetable because you are talking to the eternal one. In His time, He will act for His people. In verse 48 it says, “He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves.” He saw their need. He sees your storm. He’s always aware of what is going on in your life. He is compassionate. He is loving. He cares about your business storm, your relationship storm, or your financial storm and He says in Mark 6:50-51 (NKJV), “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.’ Then he went up into the boat, to them, and the wind ceased, and they were greatly amazed in themselves, beyond measure, and marveled.”

Be reminded again and again to be of good cheer and do not be afraid, because He’s with you and He’s working it all out in His time.