8 But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, “Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man.Luke 5:8 (NAS) [On the occasion when Jesus told Peter to go back out and cast his nets after a fruitless night of fishing.]
This should be my reaction when I’ve fretted about some issue in my life and it’s miraculously resolved. My lack of faith is always exposed when the Lord interjects with advice and following it to my surprise results in fulfillment. Forgetting previous pleadings, I typically smile to myself and say that worked out well and go on my way like the nine ungrateful lepers (Luke 17:17). Peter was distraught with his failure to trust Jesus’ instructions. We should be kicking ourselves too and promising “never again!” Failing to believe the possibilities does not please God—it’s a sin. Peter should get credit, though, for obedience.