Many people I know who have been called by God for ministry has experienced severe trials in various ways. It seems that God’s call implies a call to suffering in various ways.
Jesus called Peter to join him as he walked on water in the midst of a severe storm. Although he was able to walk just like Jesus did, he began to sink as a result of fear and doubt. Then Jesus took him by the hand and they both walked to the boat on the water. What a lesson for Peter about faith.
Jesus could have first calmed the storm before calling Peter on to the water. But no. Peter could only learn to trust Jesus in the midst of the raging storm.
Do you feel called by God? Watch out!
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