“Come,” Jesus said. So Peter got out of the boat. He walked on the water toward Jesus. But when Peter saw the wind, he was afraid. He began to sink. He cried out, “Lord! Save me!” Right away Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “Your faith is so small!” he said. “Why did you doubt me?” Matthew 14: 29-31 NIRV
There will be days when doubt will creep in the soul of our well-being. We will forget to trust the One who provides great strength. Fear will try and rob our faith and we will need to be reminded how to trust.
Jesus demonstrated the power of love. He 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’re 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’re ready to be lifted, He leads us safely to the shore. He hears our prayers for strength and guides us where we find refuge and HOPE in Him.
Christ 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 gratefully remember; He has the power to do GREAT things.
Dear God, Thank you! You demonstrate Your holiness, when we need to be reminded not to doubt. Thank you for mercy and grace. We will find comfort in the arms of Jesus and gratefully remember why we must always trust in YOU. Amen