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.

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© 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 on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 30, 2015 4037

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3914

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2718

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2617

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2516

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16876

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15866

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 04, 2015 1952

Hopkins School System Has More Hiring to Do

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1702

Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1524

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1330

Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Encourage…

by SurfKY News
August 04, 2015 1200

No. 9 Steakhouse Owners Working to Rebuild Dream

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1160

Back To School Bash Brings Crowd to Mall

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1105

Two Vehicle Collision Injures One, Driver…

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1102

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
August 04, 2015 1058

UPDATE: AT&T Engineers Identify Phone…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 03, 2015 977

Vehicle Accident Results in One Fatality

by SurfKY News