Training in the Trial

Training in the Trial

“Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” – Matthew 14:25-27 Yesterday, we talked about Jesus’ example of seeking solitude in the midst of a difficult time. Interestingly, according to the account in Matthew 14, the hours He spent alone came at a cost of great anxiety for His disciples. Since He had sent them out on the boat ahead of Him, they were forced to endure a great storm alone. As the wind started churning and the waves started breaking, they were completely terrified. By the early morning, after hours spent in fear of losing their lives, they were exhausted and frustrated. They knew that Jesus was up on

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