Why do we Question to Trust God? 

If we were present at this scene, I am sure the frustration that Simon Peter felt at Jesus’ command to lower the nets would have singed the ears of the hardiest sailor. He was a strong man, prone to angry outbursts of emotion. I think we could safely say that Peter shared his frustration of a fishless night with Jesus at His suggestion to try one more time. Out of profound love and respect for Jesus, Peter reluctantly did as Jesus commanded. 

“When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” Luke 5:45


As believers, we likewise want success in overcoming doubts so that we can courageously follow God. But sometimes we rely on our own faculties to decide whether or not we will trust Him. Perhaps what He is asking of us seems unreasonable. Out of obedience to Jesus, Simon listened and did as He asked. The result was an enormous catch of fish that overflowed and nearly sank two boats. In spite of a night of failed attempts to bring in a catch, frustrated and tired, Simon complied with Jesus’ command to try one more time.

 

Are you like Simon/Peter, tired and frustrated, do you want to quit and just get some rest because by all indications your best efforts are hopeless? Jesus is calling, lovingly asking you to “Put out into the deep and lower your nets.” Out of love for Jesus, obediently do as He commands. As Peter, you are most likely saying, “Lord, this is beyond hopeless. I have tried everything and my spouse won’t even talk to me much less come home. I am tired and I just want to get some rest.”

 

All Jesus asks of you is obedience to His commands. Peter was obedient to Jesus and was richly blessed with a huge haul of fish that nearly tore his nets. Are you ready to be blessed? Are you willing to be obedient to God and your marriage vows by trying one more time? Jesus is with you, equipping you with all you need for an incredible catch.

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One Response to Why do we Question to Trust God? 

  1. The answer to your TOPICAL Questions I suspect, is that life has “taught” us to trust no one; not even ourselves. Yet there is no one more worthy of our complete trust than our God.

    Continued Blessings
    Patrck

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