This is your Captain

sailing-ship in time of storm

Drenched in sweat, I just did not know what to do anymore…

Many years ago, at the beginning of my ministry I had a dream. In my dream, I was the captain of a huge ship. My job was to keep everybody on board safe and get the ship to its destination. The decks bustled with people going about their business. But then things started to change…

The weather got darker and darker. The waves began to throw the ship to and fro. Steering the ship became almost impossible. What was worse, we were in an area with many icebergs. First, I managed to steer the ship clear of them, but then there were too many and I could no longer handle the situation. I lost control. Panic filled my heart as we raced right at a gigantic iceberg! I just waited for the big crash, but the crash never came.
Suddenly the ship was out on open water. The sun was shining on a beautiful crisp day. Confused, I stood on the deck wondering what had happened when suddenly I heard the announcement over the speakers, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking.” I was overwhelmed with emotions because I realized, THE CAPTAIN WAS JESUS! He had taken the wheel! Peace and joy flooded my heart.

Are you trying to make life work in your own strength? Trying to change your spouse, your children, or your colleagues? Are there situations that are just a huge struggle? Consider what Paul said:

But he (Jesus) said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me (2 Corinthians 12:9).

In what area of your life do you need to let go of the helm and give it to Jesus?


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