There's a great little saying that goes like this: 'When you can't trace His hand, you can trust His heart'. It's a good thing to remember when you feel that God might have abandoned you. We can't always see precisely what God's doing to 'work all things together for good'. But we are called to, '... walk by faith, not by sight' (2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJ).
Where was Jesus while the disciples were freaking out on the water, hearts full of fear? Actually, He was up a mountain praying for them. He wasn't taking a siesta. At every stage He was their mediator and their 'need meet-er' and He's ours too. And then He came and met them. Up until then, they couldn't see a thing. Real faith begins where our natural senses end, believing that Jesus has one hand on your need and the other on your answer. Just being positive won't change your circumstances. If you rely on positive vibes, it's the same as having faith in faith. However, having faith in Jesus is having faith in a Person, not a thing - a Person who is always good, and entirely trustworthy. And when we trust beyond our natural means, He steps in.
So what now? This isn't just about believing in the existence of God (although that's a part of it). The faith Jesus wants is a relational trust in Him, more like the faith of children in their parents; ask yourself if you have that!
SoulFood: Deut 28-29, Mark 8:14-26, Ps 44:17-26, Pr 12:12-14
The Word For You Today (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by RBG New Zealand. 2011 UCB International Ltd