8.13.12 "Lord, Save Me!"

Thank you for checking out today’s blog!  Before reading the scripture, please take time to pray the Holy Spirit would open your heart to what God has to say to you through His word.  Matthew 14:22-33 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.  23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.  When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.  25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.  26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified.  “It’s a ghost,” they said and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage!  It is I.  Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.  “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.  33 Then those who were in the boat worshipped him, saying “Truly you are the Son of God.”                                                                                               

When have you cried out, “Lord, save me!”?  The time in my life when I cried out to God the loudest was after my wife had given birth to twins who were dangerously premature.  We prayed to God with a frequency and urgency we had previously not had in our prayer life as a young couple.  Within a month, Philip and Jacob both died.  It was devastating… But less than two years later, God blessed us with the birth of another healthy set of twins, Christian and Allie.  Today we are blessed to be the parents of three wonderful young adults! 

Pastor said in Sunday’s message that when we want to give up on God we need to “press into” Him.  My wife and I certainly didn’t do that perfectly, but we continued to “Trust God!”.  In fact, we know that none of us can trust God perfectly.  So what about you?  When have you cried out “Lord, save me!”?  When have you wanted to give up on God, but instead you pressed into him?  What happened?  How did God work in your life?  Let’s encourage each other by reminding ourselves of how trustworthy God really is.

 Trust God! mark liebenow