Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” Luke 5:5
A young man after two months of running a blog expected to start counting in thousands of dollars. But to his greatest dismay, even a cent was not paid into his account because his blog was not yet good enough to run adds. He simply gave up on blogging.
The same thing almost happened to Peter and his colleagues when Jesus met them. Fish was all over the water but they couldn’t catch one. They had almost given up and Jesus came. Do you know? If they had not persisted a bit, they might have missed it all. They toiled all night without catching one fish and yet they didn’t leave. At least that alone has shown how persistence they were even though as humans, it was beginning to fail them. It took another step to believe the words of a stranger.
Even when Jesus had done the miracle, they had to draw the net, it took another commitment. So many people become lazy at this point, as long as they have see that something is turning up, they relax and expect things to just happen it’s own way. Even when it is obvious that you’re succeeding, you must keep doing it big, you must keep working, you must keep doing what you’re doing.
Many times have we seen ourselves in situations where nothing is turning up, but we must not give up now, we don’t have to if we really trust Jesus who is mighty to save. Most times, God wants to come in when we have exhausted our entire strength so that we can appreciate His own strength. It is only a question of trusting Him. Remember, Lazarus was dead for four days and yet Jesus came and turned things around. Don’t give up now… It may take time but it will definitely happen. Trust in the Lord and be persistence.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5
Prayer: Dear Lord, even in this trying times, I will trust in your ability to save. My own understanding may fail me, my strength may disappoint me but I have You who comes in when am done with myself. You’re mighty to save. Thank you Lord.