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 power of His strength. Fear will try and rob our faith and we will need to be reminded to bravely 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. Jesus lifts us with His love and pulls us from waves of worry. When we're ready to hold on tight, He leads us to the safety of the shore. He hears our prayers for strength, increases our faith and guides us to the safety of the shore.
God is never far away 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 for our days. We must prayerfully seek Him with all of our hearts and never doubt His ability to save those who cry to be rescued.
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, especially in the storms of our lives. Amen