There is little doubt that Noah knew the pressure he carried. As the flood waters came, Noah was able to see every living creature on earth. He was responsible for their lives, and he was responsible for their release back into life. Had Noah been a stranger to God, that would have been overwhelming.
That is the great part of knowing God; to be able to simply trust Him for our very lives and existence. We know in our heads He is God and a creator. He has known the plans for us since the creation. The most difficult part is to take that head knowledge and allow it to become faith. Then as we allow faith to take over; we actually trust in the things we cannot see.
For Noah and his family, it was several months on the boat without any land in sight. It had to have become quite confining over time. Still, the animals were in sync. God was in charge, and Noah was living out a lifetime of faith. God not only saved Noah, He protected and blessed him as the new patriarch of the world.
We must trust God in the same way. We must know that God counts our faith as righteousness. We simply must trust Him, then the Lord will do the rest. If we trust God, He will lead us, He will provide for us, He will protect us, and finally, He will use us to do amazing things. Solomon said it best, “Trust in the Lord with all your hearts. Lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge God in all your ways…and HE will make your path straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
God Bless You
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day, all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. 14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.
17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.[a][b] 21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.