JUST THE SPLASHING OF THE WAVES
by Patricia Deppe 6/01/2012 / Christian Living
I get so aggravated at myself when I get swept away by the storms of life. When I get back to my spiritual time with Jesus I think to myself (why did I let that happen?).
I've been believing by faith that one of my grandsons, who has an IQ of 150, would get motivated to excel in his schoolwork. He knows how to sluff off during normal school time and then ace his end of semester tests and get by with a measely C. He's been happy with that. I visited him and his mom the other day and found out he was completely flunking out! This child has been raised by his single mom. His father, who is my son, is an alcoholic and has completely let him down time after time so I guess I may pray a little harder for him.
When I heard he was bringing home all F's, I was devastated. I knew I was going to break down so I left quickly. When I got home I reviewed what I was believing for with this child and asked forgiveness.
Over the next few days as I pondered over the story of Peter. When he took his eyes off of Jesus out on the stormy water, he would begin to sink. I've used his example in my life so many times, I can't count them. But this time the Holy Spirit put in my mind that these things that I get upset over are just a little splashing of the waves.
Now when things happen that normally get me all upset, I can stay on top of the water and not let things take me under. I may get a little wet, but it's just a little splashing of the waves.