But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" Matthew 14:30-31
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 the mighty power of His strength. Fear will try and rob us of our faith, and we will need to be reminded why we must always hold on.
Jesus performed many miracles. Peter walked on the 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. Our Savior reminds us why we must come to Him. He pulls us from the waves of worry. And, when we are ready to be held, He leads us to the safety of the shore. God hears our prayers for strength and increases our faith, as He guides us to the safety of the shore.
God is never far from our 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 seek Him with all of our hearts and never doubt; He has the power to save.
Dear God, Thank you for Your everlasting love. Forgive us when we forget to trust in You. 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
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