Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Outdoor Truths - I Know the Master of the Wind

outdoortruths 02 300KENTUCKY (12/30/13) - If you have been fishing long enough, you have got a story to tell about a motor breakdown and how you had to paddle all the way back to the dock. I can remember two of these episodes and the order of events is always the same. You're several miles from the dock and the big motor quits. You use the trolling motor until the batteries run dry and then you skull with a paddle the last mile from the front of the boat. If you were catching fish there would be three other boats in the hollow that you're in. But when you really need help there is not another one within a hundred miles. And then there is the wind. How come you always have a head wind when you're in these situations? I guess it's just part of the trial. I've also noticed this dilemma has no respect for the brand of boat you own. Whether it's a Ranger, a Nitro, a Bass tracker, or a Jon boat, there is going to come a time that the most important piece of equipment that you have will be a paddle.

I'm reminded of a story in the Bible. The men in this boat had no Mercury or Evinrude or Johnson. They knew nothing about horsepower; only manpower. The Bible says that Jesus was on the bank and saw they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind. Later that night he walked out on the water and saved them. The lesson for them is also the lesson for us. Some of you are rowing hard and struggling against the wind. That wind may be one that is coming from disaster, disappointment, discouragement, depression, or a host of other things. It may be blowing against your family or your finances. But it's real and it's serious. Let me encourage you by telling you that the Lord sees and he cares. There is no obstacle that can keep Him from getting to you. He may not come when you think He ought to, or He may allow you to go through more than you think you can stand, but remember, He always has one hand on the thermostat and the other on the timer. And just when you think that you can't paddle any longer, He will come walking on the water.

Gary Miller
www.outdoortruths.org


Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
button classifieds

In Other News...

MCCH Offers Free Screenings at the Love Your Heart Health Screening Event on Feb. 6

MURRAY, Ky. (1/25/15) — Murray-Calloway County Hospital encourages you to Love Your Heart in recognition of American… Read More

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (1/26/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Jan. 26.… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 8531

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 20, 2015 7313

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 22, 2015 7113

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 5922

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 23, 2015 5659

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 22, 2015 5471

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 21, 2015 4858

Man Arrested after Allegedly Nodding off on Baby…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 23, 2015 4474

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 25, 2015 4257

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 22, 2015 3676

Local Family Business Changes Hands

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 25, 2015 4257

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 26, 2015 2776

Man Goes to Jail after Allegedly Attacking Family

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 25, 2015 2407

UPDATE: Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Dispatcher Dustin Staves
January 26, 2015 2336

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 25, 2015 2212

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 25, 2015 1820

Market Commentary - Jan. 25, 2015

in Top News For All Sites by Randall L. Franklin
January 25, 2015 1733

Kynect Enrollment Climbs as Countdown to Feb. 15…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
January 25, 2015 1647

March 20-22 Women's Retreat: 'Holiness in Family…

in Owensboro News by Jennifer Kaminski
January 25, 2015 1530

Legislator's Log - Week of Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
January 25, 2015 1495

Dave Says - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flr subscribevideoitunessocial rss