You’ve been trying, trying and trying but it’s useless. It worked yesterday, but that was yesterday. We all know what that feels like, right? Nothing is going right.
Let’s meet the disciples having one of those days. Looking out at them faffing around, no fish, no food, no hope, nothing going right in their boat, Jesus yells out from the shore, “…Cast the net on the right side of the boat…” (John 21:6 NKJV). When they did, they caught so much fish their net broke.
1) Often, your breakthrough comes right at the end of your struggle. As long as you think you can do it on your own, He’ll let you try. But when you run out of natural energy you discover it’s ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord…’ (Zechariah 4:6).
2) God never takes His eye off you. The mists of early dawn meant they couldn’t see Him, but He could see them. In spite of your disappointment and the frustration of your own efforts, you’re never beyond His care – or His reach. He is always watching.
3) He invites you to come and eat. Jesus already had a cooked breakfast waiting for the tired fishermen and invited them to join him. He knew there’s nothing more ‘spiritual’ that a proper brekkie! It’s the human life at its most basic; and most fantastic: beach, fire, mates, chilling, laughing, bring it on Jesus!
Remember tuff days will come, but Christ will lighten your load, and turn your disappoint around. Hang in there and relax, Jesus is in control.