The Lord is my present help in times of need.

There was a time when I wondered if I was ever going to make it, if I was going to be able to meet up with expectations. When I read Proverbs 31, 1 Peter, Titus and the like, or books about people who lived inspiring lives on earth; then I looked at my own life and who I was then and I felt like crying. How am would I be able to meet up?

Then I read about Peter in matt14:28. Peter wanted something more, he desired to be like his master; Jesus walked on water and he wanted to do the same. At the Lord’s command he stepped out of the boat but he’s faith was not strong. When he saw the magnitude of what he had to do, his faith began to whittle. That was when he did the sensible thing and cried out. In response, Jesus didn’t exhort him to increase his faith. He didn’t cry out and say, “Peter, you need to have more faith!” “Look on me, you will stop sinking!” that’s not His style. Instead, He reached out and grabbed Peter.

Even though Peter was not a better person than the rest and he certainly didn’t have more faith, he achieved an extraordinary feat. Even though, he didn’t have the requirements, he didn’t have all it takes, yet…

The Lord is my present help; I can make it, I can go beyond the ordinary, I can live the life I’ve been called to live; not because of me but because of Him. For it is God that works in me both to will and to do of His good pleasure.