Matthew 8:28 – When he came to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, two people possessed with demons met him there, coming forth out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no man could pass by that way.
Consider this from the disciples point of view. They’ve only just finished facing death out on the water – and now they land and there’s two demon-possessed guys waiting for them! It sounds like a script from a video game!
So much of what we deal with in life is about perspective. One perspective would be ‘We’ve only just escaped from the sea with our lives intact – and now we’re facing demon-possessed people’! Another would be ‘God just showed His power over the winds and the waves! I wonder what He’s going to do with this situation’!
We have to understand that as followers of Jesus, He will ABSOLUTELY lead us into impossible situations – because He wants us to display His power in them. Our part is to learn not to fear, but to trust and believe – no matter what we’re staring down.
How can you change your perspective today to see the obstacles in front of you not as roadblocks but as opportunities for God to show His power?