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Up The Creek Without A Paddle (Chinese/English)

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

And he said unto them, where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, what manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him… Luke 8:25.

耶稣对他们说:你们的信心在哪里呢?”他们又惧怕又希奇,彼此说:“这到底是谁?他吩咐风和水,连风和水也听从他了。 …路加福音 8:25

This is the question that the Lord asked his disciples, ‘Where is your faith?’   If we read the story carefully, Jesus is with them in the boat, but He is asleep, after all, Jesus was human like us and sometimes got tired.


So often in our lives, we act as if Jesus was asleep, we don’t ask Him to guide us until we, like the disciples, have our lives filled with water and are in danger of sinking.    We so often go to Jesus as a last resort, after all our efforts have failed. The disciples tried to row to shore but they tried in their own strength -just like us at times.


Are you trying to row your own boat? To borrow a metaphor-‘you are up the creek without a paddle. ‘   We have Jesus in our lives, but we act like He is asleep, He is there for us; to go and call on in prayer, and He will come and calm our storm. But we must ask Him.


Jesus knew what was happening and what the disciples were going through, but He waited and waited for them to call Him. God is waiting to hear your call, in the midst of the storm, don’t try to row to land, or empty the boat of water.    Jesus asked the disciples, and He asks us, where is your faith?   Is it in your own efforts, in your own methods or in ME?    Go to GOD IN PRAYER, who is the STORM CALMER.   Until you do, you are up the creek without a paddle.


God bless you


About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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  1. Hello Keith,

    Thanks for your continued articles with great messages!
    God Bless~

  2. Jennifer Woodley

    Well said Keith, thanks for your word of encouragement.

  3. your so welcome

    ill keep sharing

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