Jesus Plan After All Analysis

Improved Essays
Have you ever experienced sufferings even though you followed God’s plan for you? Have you ever experienced the darkest moment of your life and God was not there with you?
In the gospel, Jesus was the one who ordered the disciples to go on without him. He dismissed them and when they are far off the land, they were being tossed by the waves because the wind was against the boat they were in. If you look closer, even though it was Jesus’ plan, they are all alone and everything was against them.
In our life, do not be afraid if you cannot see God with you in times of darkest because what if, it’s still God’s plan after all? In the gospel, Jesus’ brilliant plan was to test the faith of the disciples and exposed their true hearts but you can see that after he dismissed the disciples, He went up the mountain to pray. The meaning of that is before his disciples where even tested, Jesus already prayed for them, interceding for the disciples’
…show more content…
It is Jesus’ way of showing that the test for the disciples, water and wind tossing them, was merely a stepping stone for Jesus to go closer to them and to their hearts. The things that keep us away from our plan that hinders us to go closer to our goal and slows us down are the things that God can use to be closer to us. For God, our time of darkness is his time of revealing himself to us, not only to comfort us but to also strengthen our relationship with him, our faith.
Faith and fear cannot live in one’s heart at the same time. Fear is a weak faith that causes us to doubt everything and sometimes doubt our belief. Peter, while walking on water, experienced fear that led him to sink. Every day, our faith is challenged by many things but be aware that there are many ways to strengthen our faith to God. In times of doubt, read the word of God. Through reading the word of God, we exclude our doubts and fear, thus, strengthening our faith. It is through the word of God that we experience a compelling

Related Documents

  • Superior Essays

    In Simon’s journal she discussed how rules cannot change because people want to refrain from the truth. In “The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas” no matter how angry they get about the child they still understand why it exist. The child strongly represents Christ, but what if its God that walked and not the non-believers as mentioned earlier. God knew that his son was going to die when he sent him to. The ones that walked away could be God’s wrath on sinful humanity “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them”(Romans 1 18-19).…

    • 1434 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Great Essays

    Instead of Jonah rejoicing with God over their repentance, he sat under a tree asking God to kill him. He was despondent that God had spared them even though they had been the people that had destroyed their temple and carried them off their homeland. Jonah gives us lessons on the compassion of God on all people, even those that are characterized by wickedness. One of prophetic community’s dangers is to limit God by developing a superiority complex. We don’t get to define how God will use our voice to bring change.…

    • 1463 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Superior Essays

    John Calvin's Theodicy

    • 857 Words
    • 4 Pages

    It would be hard to believe that God creates suffering and then also puts up a barrier so his people can’t experience his comfort and peace by them asking questions or crying out to God. Therefore, God prefers intimacy with his people to separation from all people. Through the pro’s and the con’s Calvin stood by this theodicy for his entire…

    • 857 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Mnemonic Strategies

    • 1551 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Rather it is too late now. Depression makes it hard for someone to see hope. According to the authors of “Exploring Psychology and Christian Faith,” God allows people to have these difficulties to reflect on our struggles, therefore, they can help us see what truly matters from the perspective of kingdom values.” (213) I agree that God allows suffering to take place because one day we will no longer suffer. We are apart of a broken world where God wants us to willing choose to be His in the midst of suffering. Jesus came to endure it, He was tempted but still He followed out the plan of God.…

    • 1551 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Psalms 13 Imperialism

    • 791 Words
    • 4 Pages

    The apartheid obvious created pain and challenges for non-whites. Later on in the Psalms it describes wanting healing and finding salvation in God. In Psalms 35 says, “Fight against those who fight against me… Let ruin come on them unawares… Rescue me from their ravages.” In other words, the text is saying how a person is falsely accused. Then, the question of why God never replies or seems to answer a person’s prayer. Denise Ackermann’s article, “The Language of Lament,” ties in with well with what Psalms 13 and 35 are explaining.…

    • 791 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Neither extreme is not what God wants of us. We have lost our ability to empathize, to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. I have personally experienced the hard center, hard edges of the church as Corey describes in his book. So often churches ignore the pain and sinful struggles of others because it makes them uncomfortable. In reality we are to be receivable so they may know God and have a glimpse of His unconditional love.…

    • 973 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    U who was in search of more ways to fill a spiritually void in my life. Also I share in Kathy’s experience where a serious issue happened in life that drew me closer to Jesus in that the loss of my younger brother. Nevertheless, the only critique I would have is related to timing and material presentation. Putting anything down on paper for someone to follow is usually a bad idea because of our check box mentality. Meaning, if we know the steps then were quick to want to check the boxes of success and even more quick to say “we” achieved a specific goal.…

    • 1215 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Great Essays

    As humans, we love making mistakes. One of our biggest mistakes is running away from God, but when things go wrong, we go back to him. The author perfectly states this quote as he describes Pastor Covington, “He was following man’s sad tradition of running to God when all else fails. He had done it before, turned his face to the heavens, only to return to new trouble when the current trouble passed (94).”. Continuously, God gives us infinite chances, but most of the times, people do not learn the lesson and go back to the bad habits they had.…

    • 1782 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Grace is getting what we do not deserve from God. We do not deserve forgiveness of our sins, but he gives it to us through Jesus. We do not deserve to go to heaven, but we are able to do that through Jesus. So, to be saved by grace means that the judgment due to us because of our sin against God, i.e. lying, stealing, adultery, fornication, coveting, lust, etc., will not befall us; that is forgiveness.…

    • 1477 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The Pharisees teach us about how we are ready to point out the flaws of others, but Matthew 7:3 it says "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” It’s say to not worry about other people’s flaws but to worry about our own flaws. This is an important lesson that we all need to follow; No one has the right of judgement apart from God.…

    • 559 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays