On a windy Florida morning, my parents stepped out on the balcony facing Cape Canaveral.
A giant barge drifted into the harbor followed by a little tugboat. They watched as the tugboat crept toward the barge until it became dangerously close. The barge’s monstrous presence made the tugboat look more like a bath toy bobbing up and down in the water. To my parent’s surprise, the tugboat turned its nose toward the barge and pressed into it. With its motor revving, the tugboat eased forward, steadily turning the barge.
A barge, though massive in size, cannot move itself but needs to rely on the small tugboat to push from behind and direct its path. When we finally make the decision to give our lives to the God of the universe, we give Him the power to lead. And He does ever so gently.
Even though we don’t see God directly in front of us, He steers us in the way we should go like the rudder of a ship. We can trust that though His voice is still and small, He is always encouraging us to follow His lead.
In times of helplessness and trials, listen to the teaching of God through His Word, and believe His power will watch and guide you through.
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