The Fourth Watch

“…the boat was…beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea…”
Matthew 14:24-25

Sometimes in the “storms” of our lives, we often find ourselves fearful and desperate. We look for Christ, freak out, and then lose hope because he doesn’t seem near. We have a great need for enduring faith.

Perhaps we are only in the first watch of the night.

Matthew says, “in the fourth watch of the night he came to them…” We must keep looking for Christ; he will surely come. It may be in the night, and it might be in the fourth watch, but he comes. He has promised to be with us until the end of the ages. We can have faith in his presence in every storm.

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6 thoughts on “The Fourth Watch

  1. Thanks for the wonderful reminder. God’s answer is never “no.” Its “yes,” “later,” or “I have something better in mind for you.”

    1. I think God does say, “No,” to us sometimes, but I think I understand the heart behind what you are saying: God does not withhold good things from His children. So, amen to that! :-)

  2. I feel like I have lived this these last two months. Having walked with God for a few decades I know of His faithfulness. That knowledge doesn’t make the storms any lighter, but it does make me willing to hang in ’til He shows up.

  3. I can so relate to the storms of life. Today I heard an analogy about the waves of life. We can either fight the waves or we can flow with them and ride the waves of our lives knowing that our Heavenly Father is there to hold us up even in the midst of the storm. Surfing with Jesus. ; )

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