One of the very fundamentals of the Christian faith is that, it is a journey, it is a walk with God. According to Acts 17:28b- For in him we live, and move, and have our being.
It is good to note that every day, we are in this Christian journey, rocking the boat together with Jesus. Howbeit, at times, we lose track of ourselves and start sinking like Peter did when he was walking on water. A very good lesson to note from Peter’s sinking experience is that he recognized Jesus, right in the middle of the sea, and he cried out to him. The story ended up in a victory note, as eventually Jesus reached out to him and saved him.
How does this Bible story relate to us?
As we go through out daily activities, certain things will want to crush us, and even make us feel like we are sinking in the middle of a deep blue sea, but wherever it is we find ourselves, we can always cry out and get help from our helper.
This sinking experience really happens to many people. When they are going through stuffs, the devil brings his thoughts of unworthiness and prevents them from talking to God in prayers, but does this solve the problem?
Many people often relate with God emotionally, they want to pray when they feel like or even give thanks when they think it is worth it. But communion with God should be an everyday experience.
These 3 things can help you commune with God when going through challenges:
1. Talk to God about it in prayers: As believers, we have access to God. Most times we think we actually talk to God, whereas, all we do is complain about the problem. When issues arise, search deeply in your heart and ask yourself, “Have I told God about this?”
2. Choose to believe his word: Circumstances and situations can seem very contrary to what God has said. But we know, that’s the victory note if we faint not. The truth is, God’s word is ultimate, and what he says is final. It’s our responsibility to keep believing his word.
3. Praise your way through: How do you praise your way thorough in the midst of storms and situation? Think on the goodness of God in time past, and praise him regardless of what you see or feel. Another good way to praise God in the midst of storm is to go before him in praising and singing, knowing fully well that you’ve got the victory note- Psalm 100.
If there is one thing to constantly do when going through life situations, it is to keep looking unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2-4). Allow him strengthen you, refine you, so that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. (Ist Peter 1:7)