Storms of Doubt - February 15, 2023

Sometimes I wonder, how can our world get so chaotic? And I sometimes wonder why so many hearts have to hurt. Do you ever get doubt storms? Turbulent days when the enemy is too big and the answers too few? Every so often a storm will come, and I’ll look up into the blackening sky and say, “God, a little light, please?”

The light came for Jesus’ disciples. A figure came to them walking on the water. It wasn’t what they expected. Maybe they were listening for a divine proclamation to still the storm. One thing’s for sure, they weren’t looking for Jesus to come walking on the water. “‘It’s a ghost,’ they said and cried out in fear” (Matthew 14:26). And since Jesus came in a way they didn’t expect, they almost missed seeing the answer to their prayers. And unless we look and listen closely, we risk making the same mistake.