Thursday, September 9, 2010

Message from Renee Trapp, Business Manager


“Oh, what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I’m in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
To the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He’s holding out his hand.”

These lyrics from the Casting Crowns’ song, “Voice of Truth,” are very appropriate for today’s thoughts. God is challenging us on a daily basis to “get out of the boat” and out of our “comfort zone” and do his work. All these actions require faith.

In Mark 4:35, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” Then in verse 37, “And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.” The disciples were very afraid and woke Jesus. In verse 39-40, Jesus “awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?’’

At times it may feel like we do not have enough faith to do God’s work. We feel the waves of doubt and frustrations overcoming us at each turn we make. But God promises He will be there to help us. God’s word tells us that we are not alone and we do not have to face the “realm of the unknown” alone. Jesus will be with us everyday and every step of the way—“holding out his hand.”

Dear Heavenly Father, Grant us a strong faith today to do the work you have set before us. Help us to step out in faith, out of our comfort zone and to focus our eyes on Jesus, who will be there holding out His hand to help us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this word of encouragement. That is a great reminder that we need to "get out of the boat", but also that when we do get out God is there holding us every step of the way.It is not by my might but by HIS.


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