“When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.” (Matthew 14:26)
This is how we respond when we’re following Jesus blindly, that is “in vain”, leaning on our own understanding. When our understanding is exhausted, we cry out in fear.
Fear is that reaction we have toward anything for which we lack understanding. Yet, we understand very little. Thus, we fear more than we understand.
Thank God that we don’t have to rely on our own understanding in order to live. Thank God that he is in control despite our weaknesses.
When we least expect it, the unexpected will happen because life does not exist according to our understanding. We live because God loves us. When we least expect it, God loves us and gives us the free gift of life, eternal life, through his son Christ Jesus.