We live in the midst of our circumstances whether emotional, physical, or spiritual. We can see and feel them or the results of them through our God given senses. God gives us more than our senses; He has given us His word, the Bible. God gave His law to Israel, through Moses; it declared to them the utter sinfulness of sin (Romans 3:19-20; 7:7, 13). It made clear their circumstances, as sinners.
Our circumstances seem like the ultimate reality! In Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus makes clear His power over the circumstances of this world when He feeds 5, 000 men (plus women and children) with two fish and five loaves of bread. A few hours later, He invites Peter to step out of his fearful circumstance of human effort and bids him: “Come,” (14:29). Peter gets out of the boat and walks on the stormy sea, until he puts his focus on his circumstances, instead of the Lord!
Jesus Christ makes gives us awareness of our sin and our need for Him, but He also bids us come to Him!
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ( Matthew 11:28-30 NIV)