Son, sometimes the road to My promises will lead through the dungeons of man. But the key to understanding is that you listen to Me. So pay close attention to what you hear Me say, and do not assume anything else. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given about the drudgeries and pits in life.
When I walked this earth I told My disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat and it began to fill with water. I was sleeping at the back of the boat with My head on a cushion when the disciples woke Me shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” I got up and rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped and there was calm. I asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
At first they acted upon what I said; they got in the boat and headed out towards the other side, but when a wall of opposition came it made them think that what I had said – might not happen. These disciples asked Me, “Don’t You care?” They accused Me of not caring about what they we’re going through. Of course I care, but I wanted them to understand what faith is: to keep acting upon what I said even if it looks or feels like it is not going to happen.
Son, those great men with faith that I had mentioned in My Word believed what I told them because they kept going on what I said to them – no matter what. They lived out their lives as though it already happened. Even though they were humiliated by the world and mocked by their own family and friends – they kept the vision of My promise before them and didn’t stop moving with it.
So what have I said to you? Do you think I have forgotten about it? Do you think that you can run away from it because of where it takes you? You cannot run away from Me and how I will fulfill My words to you. If you go after understanding – you will gain the strength to keep going in what I said to you.
Lord, Your children are mocked and attacked when we live our lives by what You have said. Our enemies laugh at us and say that our hope is a joke. Many of Your children are giving up on what You have said. Strengthen our next-to-nothing faith, and revive us, so that what You have said to us – we will do it all in Your Name. May we hunger for Your words of wisdom and encouragement each day as we keep moving through every wall of opposition that is in front of us. Lord, increase my faith!