The etymology of “Noah”, begins with the Hebrew verb “Nuah” meaning comfort, rest in its masculinity. But when we look at the lineage of Noah, he is the Great x3 grandson of Cain; son of Adam. In Genesis 4:16, Cain ends up in Nod, which is the Hebrew verb “Nud”; meaning wandering.
Leading to the feminine definition of Noah. “Nua”, meaning to shake or to stagger. For those who are unaware of what Stagger means, it means to move unsteadily, as if about to fall. Furthermore, “Nua” literally means, shaky girl/ Lady wanderer.
Imagine wandering for 40 days and nights on an ark in the middle of the sea, with wild animals, your family, a word, a mission, and having absolutely no idea the longevity of this mission. I can only imagine the frustration of all people, manifesting through their different personalities, their doubts, in addition to Noah’s “GOD WHERE ARE YOU?”
Now, there’s a disciple of Jesus; Peter. In the book of Matthew, chapter 14 (versus 27- 33), we see Jesus commands Peter to step out of the boat (only by request). So, a violent wind breaks out, causing Peter to be distracted and fearful.
The proximity of the two stories, and men are simple . . .
In, the story of Noah, there is no dialogue between God, and Noah. No questions were asked, no fear of Noah’s assignment was expressed. We can just see Noah’s obedience, therefore, Noah’s trust in God. The Holy Spirit showed me that, Noah (rest), was only at peace during such a storm because of his full T R U S T in the Lord. It takes great trust, to be planted at sea, the wilderness, wandering for an excess amount of days, waiting upon God. At times, waiting upon God feels like a storm within itself. Preparation seasons are uncomfortable storms.
It is the great faith ones carries to receive all of Christ NO matter the longevity of your “wilderness”. You have to ride out every storm with Him being your strength to enter your promise land and receive every miracle! Of you of little faith? Why did you DOUBT? (Matthew 14:31). Doubting, Fear, Weariness, will cause you to miss out on miracles. Just like our Brother Peter missed out walking on water.
Ride out a little longer. Your breakthrough, is a rainy day away. Cleave Harder when you feel like you’re wandering or staggering. He has not forgotten about you, just as He remembered Noah.
Exodus 33:14 “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”