But when you feel like all is lost, that is the time to open your eyes the widest. You never know what you might see on a dark night. As we discovered when we read through the passage earlier, Jesus came to the disciples walking on the waves at night.
Jesus’ solution is both strange and intriguing. Jesus came into their chaos by walking on the water. He entered their struggle while walking on the sea. I don’t want you to miss this point, because Jesus walking on the water is the point.
Jesus is walking on top of their problem.
Their problem was the water. Jesus walked right on it. Water whipped by the wind had created havoc in their environment. Yet Jesus Christ came to them on top of the very thing that was causing them so much fear.
When we are in a trick bag, we generally look for God to take us out of our situation. That is a normal response because we don’t want to be in conflict, confusion, or pain. But what God often wants to do is to join us in the trick bag.
Tony Evans, Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2010).
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