“And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 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?””
- By faith, Peter left the boat and came to Jesus. The boat was Peter’s office. It was where he made his living. It was his comfort zone. When he lost his focus on Jesus, and began to sink, he called out to Jesus, and was lifted again. His step out on faith was not a failure, as it would appear, however, his faith was enhanced after he had been through the experience. His fall did not come while his focus and faith were on Jesus, and neither will yours. Once we receive, trust, and profess, Jesus as our Savior, the storms that we encounter should never prove false the trust that we claim. Focusing on the storm will always sink you, while coming to Jesus will always save you. Our sinking starts when our focus shifts from Jesus to our situations and circumstances.
- What are you willing to do to grow in Christ?
Isaiah 7:9 “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.”