Help Lord My Unbelief!
The name on this tiny boat, “Sunken Ship” in Nantucket, an island off Cape Cod speaks volumes as I waited for the ferry after some field work with my job.
At first glance, this put doubt in my thoughts because of it’s name. How often we have doubts of unbelief with many circumstances in life. What have you faced this past week? Or what are you facing today or this coming week?
Peter one of Jesus’s disciples always had to get the last word in. He seemed to be so confident in himself, yet he was so human like us. When Jesus walked on the water, Peter jumped out of the boat to walk on water and a great storm suddenly broke with very high waves. All of a sudden Peter began to drown like a sunken ship when he took his eyes off Jesus. He cried out, “Lord help my unbelief!” The person who seemed so confident all the time wrestled with many doubts in his life.
Even when we completely trust God we can wrestle with doubt like Peter. Elijah won a great victory over the false prophets of Baal after praying down fire. Yet, in the next chapter 1 Kings 19 he is so depressed and contemplated about taking his life! Why? He was human and the enemy always aim darts of doubt and us. He took his eyes off of God.
After reflecting on the name of this tiny boat, “Sunken Ship” it dawned on me that this was the life boat that saved this person because his ship was lost at sea!
Friend, it’s all in our perspective and faith as we trust God even when life gets out of control. It doesn’t matter how confident you think you are
and like Peter we have to keep our eyes on Jesus because He alone is the author and finisher of our faith.
Have a great day and week my friend.