10 “Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn. John 21:10-11 NLT
The disciples had been fishing on their own and caught nothing. Jesus called out to them from shore and told them to cast their net to the right side of the boat and they caught so many fish they couldn’t haul the net (John 21:3-6). Many of us can relate to this story. We’ve tried things on our own and received zero results, and we’ve been obedient to Jesus and our nets became full. But sometimes they can be so full we can’t haul them.
Maybe you are walking through a season where your net just seems too heavy. I want you to notice what the Bible said about that net. With a 153 heavy fish the net was under a strain, overloaded, weighed down, carrying more than it’s capacity, yet still didn’t break. When Jesus ask you to cast your net, He will sustain you. Living your life on purpose can be a heavy load to carry, but be encouraged your net won’t break.
I’m reminded of Psalm 23 and the fact that God is my supply, guide, strength, friend, protector, comforter, and source of blessing. If your net feels heavy today and at its breaking point, remember He is enough.
Thank you Lord for unbreakable nets!