August 8, Today’s thought – Storm or Calm

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Good Morning

And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Matthew 14:26 – 32

Henry A. Ironside a minister, wrote, “What Peter should have remembered was that he could no more walk on smooth water than on rough waves, except by the power of the Lord, and that power is as great in the storm as in the calm.”
One of my waves of fear is financial. I know God provides, but when the porch roof is leaking and my car;s odometer is at two hundred thousand miles, I start to sink.
When Peter cried out to Jesus, the Lord pulled him up. “Why did you doubt?” He asked him. When my storms blow in, I cry out. And God lifts me up, whether it;s with a new freelance opportunity, or the realization that a bike ride and a picnic can be as much fun as a movie and eating out.
Why did I doubt?
~~~Marjorie Parker

Trusting despite the weather . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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