Once we are aware of how faithful God is, then we could achieve what He calls us to do with confidence and trust. He promised Moses that He would be with him throughout his mission to deliver the Israelites from Pharaoh and to the Promised Land and He kept His promise. He promised Gideon that He would defeat the Midianites with just a few Israelites and He did. He promised Abraham that He would give him a son and He did. He promised David that he would establish his throne forever and He did. He promised He would send us a saviour and He did. Throughout the Bible, God made promises and He kept them. He was faithful to the faithless. He was the stronghold for the weak and the downtrodden. He remembered Hannah and opened her womb.
God doesn’t ask us to do His work and not give any guidance. He said to Joshua who had to take over when Moses died, “as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5) He was with Paul during his ministry and He was with His son during His. When we pray to Him, we should believe that what we ask for, we will receive. David prayed to the Lord daily because he knew that only He could help him and deliver him from his enemies. When David was in the wilderness, Saul sought him everyday but God did not deliver David into his hand. God took care of David while he was hiding in the wilderness from Saul.
Peter trusted Jesus when he walked on the water towards Him but, the minute he became afraid because of the wind, he began to sink. He cried out to Jesus to save him and Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him. Jesus said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got back into the boat, the wind stopped. (Matthew 14:28-32) Peter feared the wind and started to sink.
For us, that wind is failure. We fear that we will fail God and we sink into doubt and hopelessness but, if we cry out to God before we allow ourselves to drown in these feelings of self-defeat, He will stretch out His hand and catch us. God would not call us to do something He does not think we are capable of doing with His help. But, if He could turn an unbeliever like Paul into a believer, what can’t He do with us who are already believers? God never fails and neither will we once we let Him guide us through whatever it is that He calls us to do. God is our lifesaver and as long as we hold onto Him we will never sink.