Our Scripture reading, this morning, is Psalm 30. The writer, some say David, has also faced a life changing event and is thanking God. We aren't told which life changing event, what has happened or how God has answered the prayers from the writer. All we know is the Psalm starts with the writer thanking God for "you lifted me out of the depths" (vs. 1) and "You turned my wailing into dancing" (vs. 11). What ever it is that the writer faced there was the sure knowledge of God's presence WITH them as they went through it.
The Gospel reading is John 6:67-- 69 where Jesus is asking the 12 if they are going to "leave also." He has just explained, to the larger group, how difficult it is, and will be, to follow Him. Peter answers (vs. 68) "Lord, where would we go?"
That is still the question being asked today as we face our "giants," and storms, and the uncertain times caused by said giants and storms. Do we really believe God IS with us? Can we, like the Psalmist, give thanks? Can we come together to worship (like last Sunday's Psalm 100), praise God and give support - prayer, financial and any other support needed? Can we, like Peter, know we have been given the words of eternal life, Jesus IS the Christ and the Comforter (Holy Spirit) IS with us?