Peter and me

“Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will.”

“I will never deny you!”

Today, reading Mark 14, I have to ask myself…would I deny Jesus?

Peter and me.

Lord, am I quick to answer like Peter?

Am I in denial of the weakness of my heart and resolve?

Do I think for a moment, that I can stand firm for even a second?

Do I think so highly of myself, that even when everyone else denies you, that I won’t?

Later in Mark 14, Jesus is betrayed and arrested. Then these words…

“Then all his disciples deserted him and ran away.”

Peter and me.

God, you are my sustainer. You keep my feet firm. It’s not me who will not deny you, it is you who will not deny me. Your hand, I am sure of it, holds my feet. How many times in the day do you reorient my heart back towards you? How many times in a day do you correct my vision? How many times a day do you save me from denying you, forgetting you, and living as if you do not exist? How many times a day do you need to repair my broken heart? How many times a day do you need to bring me back to you? How many times a day do you need to pick me up from despair and hopelessness?

Peter and me.

I would, if it were not for the sustaining grace of God, walk away when things get hard.

Yet I say, that because you are my sustainer, I will not deny you. Not because I am strong, not because I am resolute, but because your grace works in me.

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26

God’s sustaining work, is a daily work. By God’s grace, I am standing and living for Him.

This is a message for Peter and me.

In reflecting more on this, I was strengthen and encouraged by this article from DesiringGod. God will sustain you, one day at a time.

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