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.
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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Yes. Jesus is our Rock to those who trust Him.