We’ve all been there. That moment when you feel completely alone in the world and you are not sure if you are up for the task ahead of you. Still, you want to dream. To believe that anything is possible.
The disciples struggled with the same battle. They believed that Jesus was the Messiah. The Son of God. Then the unthinkable happened. The One they believed would be established as an Earthly King was crucified.
The hopes and dreams they had were dashed. They scattered in fear for their own lives. Then the darkest few days gave way to a turning point of unbelievable proportions.
Finally, things were making sense again. Until, WHAT? Jesus wasn’t staying on this earth.
I’m sure the disciples were hoping for something different. They imagined years walking and learning from Jesus. They got 40 days.
Forty days and a promise that was all they ever needed to know to traverse the sea of life.
16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ina the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Do you feel adrift in the Sea of life alone? That is just a feeling. The same Jesus who promised the disciples He would be with them until the end of the age is with you now.
What encourages you when you feel adrift in the sea of life alone?