“Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” (Luke 5:5)
After a whole night of labor, the disciples were not able to catch anything. They were tired and full of disappointment. At that morning, the Lord commanded Simon to throw the net into the deep once again. It seems that Jesus disregarded the fishermen’s skills and talent in terms of fishing. This is because fishing is professionally done during night time, most especially when there is no moon.
Sometimes, God will frustrate our intellect. We may not fully understand the reasons behind our situation or circumstances. I have lived long enough to understand that trusting God is more important than understanding, and tasting the grace of God that can take you through the dark valley is better than wondering if God is sufficient to meet you in your needs. We are not free to disobey God just because we don’t understand.
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” (Romans 11:33,36)