Sinking in doubts

Sometimes, our doubts can simply overwhelm us — when things aren’t going our way, when what we are praying for still hasn’t come true for a long time, when we are on the brink of losing hope.

It feels a lot like sinking. No matter how much you fight it, you only go deeper and deeper.

But in today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that whenever we are sinking, He is there to catch us:

Peter said to [Jesus], “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how [strong] the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him. — Matthew 14:28-31

We can struggle to stay afloat. We can do everything in our power not to sink.

But sometimes, all we can really do is to stay still and allow Jesus to help us, to save us.

Sometimes, all we can do is to trust Him.

 

P.S. In action, in surrender, trust Him.


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