By Stephen Correa
As the story on Luke chapter 5 there were Simon Peter and his friends trying to fish as always, throwing the nets here and there, all the night they work hard, but nothing happened. Jesus appears, crowds pressed him and almost getting where the boats were, He asked to Simon Peter to preach on his boat. Even thou Jesus was preaching on his boat, Peter was overwhelmed by fatigue. Many people are like him, listening Jesus, receiving the word of God, but concentrated in their tiredness, overwhelmed, hopeless, and restless because there are not result.
Although the Lord is moving in your life, he approaches to your need and get in to your boat, maybe the situation you are living don’t let you see Jesus next to you. You used all your strengths, intelligence and cunning to accomplish something, but your strengths are exhausted.
Then Jesus tells to Peter: “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” (Luke 5:4-5) NSV
Although it looks like Peter didn’t have faith he obeyed and respected His advice saying: “But at your word I will let down the nets”. The obedience seasoned with a small grain of faith can do miracles.
The result was extraordinary. They fished so much that they need to ask for help in order to take out the nets that were so heavy and full, there were so much fishes that the boat start to sink. Peter was so surprise that he got fright and he felt sinner.
There are situation that God let us live so we can surrender before Him. There are signals which tell us that in our strength is not possible, but we are so stubborn, that we look one and another way to get an answer. Proverbs 3:5 says: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding”
It’s not about do anything, but trust plenty on God only in God we have a true result; usually we learn this big lesson of trust when we get frustrated again and again. Sometimes looks like leave everything on God’s hands is too much risk. This happens because we don’t have a pure faith.
If God would have allowed Peter to fish as always he didn’t learn the big lesson which go along with him all his life “for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
Ask yourself do I trust plenty in God or I just want to resolve the problem by myself? All you do must be with faith; work by faith, your solid foundation is Jesus.