But when he (Peter) saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Matthew 14:30 NIV
When do you reach the end of your self-sufficiency and call out for help? Peter and the disciples saw Jesus walking on water in the middle of a storm and they thought He was a ghost. Peter asked Jesus to command him to walk on the water toward him. Peter got out of the boat and was walking on the water until he started to sink, then he called out to Jesus to save him.
A baby learning to walk will hold mom or dad’s hand for balance, And then one day they stop, because they can do it on their own. What has to occur inside them to ask for a helping hand again? Holding the hand all their life is not a healthy maturing process, but neither is refusing to call out for help.
This resistance is captured in the teaching of Jesus when He said, “those who wish to save their lives, will lose it, And those who lose their lives will gain it.” Jesus offers salvation for the drowning of man in his sinful condition, many refuse to call out or to reach for Him to help. Why?
Even after becoming a follower of Jesus, one of God’s children, many revert back to living daily in their own strength and understanding instead of dependency upon the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:1). Why do we want to refuse living by faith in dependence on God to lead us?
May you be blessed today with a fresh awakening of the closeness of your relationship with Jesus to call on HIm in your need. Whether your call is in desperation or you are asking for guidance, may you sense the connectedness of His listening and responding to your plea.
You can cry out to Jesus for help- this is a huge blessing. Most wait until the conditions in life make you feel as if you are sinking and there is no way out, then we call. Praise God we can cry out. You can also call out for Him when you just need a “little help”.
May you be blessed with the knowledge of the blessing to call out to Jesus. It’s available for you even now. If life is all screwed up and not working right for you at this moment, cry out for help. If you are having trouble trying to face the trials of your day, cry out to Jesus. Can’t decide which decision to make to move forward, cry out to Jesus. He is always there and He is always listening.
Cry out to Jesus, it’s a blessing you can experience daily.
Blessings Love y’all