But Peter kept saying insistently, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And they all were saying the same thing also. Mark 14:31 NASB
We look at Peter as the disciple that denied Jesus during His trial, but in reality, they all did.
Every single disciple saw the miracles, heard Him speak and even heard Him declare that He was the Son of God. But when it came down to the stress and fear of those final moments in the garden, they all took off.
We all do that too! Not in a garden, but when we feel pressure, when we fear, when we can’t see the other side. We tend to leave the way of the Father and revert back to taking care of it all ourselves.
Not always, but it happens.
Jesus knows this. So when the initial fear is gone, He expects you to come back, get things straight and learn that He will be there for you, like the disciples finally figured out!
Then, the next time, you have that experience and can lean in on the trust that He is always there.
The key is learning and adjusting. As we experience more of His love and mercy, we need to adjust our lives to Him. And this happens daily! The more time you spend with Him, the more you know His heart, the easier it is to trust Him.
Yes, the fear and stress is real, but He is even more real. I pray you take the time to seek Him and experience what it is to trust Him more.
Father, let me look beyond the fear of the day and see the victory I have in You.