September 1, 2022

My reflection is from Living Faith:
Master, we have worked hard all night and I’ve caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets. Luke 5:5
“Peter seems resigned and discouraged in this passage. Maybe that’s why he decides to take fishing advice from some preacher he just met. I guess we can all get a little desperate when things aren’t going our way. Yet no matter how bleak things seem, ours is a God of infinite abundance. He can bring joy from pain, hope from despair, even life from death. It’s easy to take that for granted when we’re hauling in catch after catch. When our nets keep coming up empty, though, our job is to keep throwing them back into the water. It’s then, when we’re staring into the depths, holding our breath, that we truly surrender to God. We stand before him, resigned and hopeful, no longer pretending that we are in charge, but finally ready to let the Lord do what he will.
 Lord God, when I am discouraged, help me to trust in you.” Karla Manternach
Dear God, let me remember that nothing is impossible with you.