But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Matthew 14:27 NIV
There will be days when doubt will creep in the soul of our well-being. We will forget to trust in the Lord and allow ourselves to be held by His mighty power of strength. Fear will rob us of faith, and we’ll need to be reminded why we must hold on.
Jesus performed many miracles. Peter walked on water. But, when he began to sink, he called for Jesus to help. His faith was weakened and he was afraid. When we are afraid, God longs for us to BELIEVE more, so we will SUFFER less.
When we find ourselves sinking, the sense of need drives us to the One who saves. Jesus reminds us why we must come to Him. He pulls us from the waves of worry. And, when we are ready to trust, He hears our prayers for strength. He diminishes doubt which dwells in our weakness and increases our faith, as we’re led to the safety of the shore.
God is never far from us in time of need. There WILL be storms in our lives. But, He WILL strengthen our faith, as He strengthens us. He will guide and provide all the days of our lives. We must prayerfully seek Him with all of our hearts and never forget He has power to save. He will rescue us!
Dear God, Thank you for Your everlasting love. Forgive us when doubt tries to rob us of Your strength. Teach us to trust in the power of Your will and increase the heart of our faithfulness, even in the storms of our lives. Amen