A man had just been married and was returning home with his wife. They we crossing a lake in a boat, when suddenly a great storm arose. The man was a warrior, but the woman became very much afraid because it almost seemed hopeless.
The boat was small and the storm was really huge and any moment they could be drowned. Still, the man sat silently, calm and quiet as if nothing were happening.
The woman was trembling and she said to her husband, "Are you not afraid? This may be our last moment in life! It doesn't seem that we will be able to reach the other shore. Only some miracle can save us now; other wise death seems certain! Are you not afraid? Are you mad or something? Are you a stone with no feelings or concern?"
The man laughed to himself and thought for a moment. Then he took his sword out of its sheath. The woman was even more puzzled: What was her new husband thinking? What was he doing?
Just then, her husband brought the naked sword close to the woman's neck... so close that just a small gap was there, it almost touched her neck. He then looked at his new wife, whom he loved very much and said, "Are you afraid?"
She looked at him and said, "Why should I be afraid? If the sword is in your hands, why would I be afraid? I know you how much you love me!"
Instantly he put the sword back and said, "This is my answer to you! I know Jesus loves me and this storm is in His hands! WHATEVER is going to happen will be good! If we survive that is good... and if we don't survive... good... because I have put everything into His hands and He can do nothing wrong! I CHOOSE to TRUST in My JESUS!
Developing trust makes for a long journey at times. Yet, along the troublesome and uncomfortable pathways... are actually lessons from the Lord... that transcend us to heights unimaginable.
People everywhere carry burdens that almost seem too heavy to bear! There seems to be conflict and battle on every side... finances, loneliness, hunger, illness... etc. However, you can not give up in these times!
I know first hand... it is not an easy thing to be "put to the test"... to find out "what we are truly made of!" Yet, it brings a whole new level of faith and trust in our Lord Jesus!! Is anything of more value to us?
This is a faith and a trust that we need to consume daily... for it is capable of transforming our entire life!! It is capable of molding us into His divine nature and bringing us closer to Jesus than we have ever been before!! In my eyes... nothing less will do!
Keep trusting my friend!!! Keep believing!!! Keep praying!!! If you look... you will find Jesus is right there with you and He will bring you through, whatever it is that has you worried and distraught!!! We can trust "His Will" for our lives!