You probably know the story about Jesus walking on the water and Peter walking on the water too.
Jesus had fed the 5000 with a few loaves and some fish. Then Jesus sent the disciples across the lake and Jesus went off by himself. A storm came up and I assume the boat was being tossed around and I envision waves crashing over the sides. (Matthew 14:22-23)
The disciples saw Jesus walking on the water, thought he was a ghost and were frightened. Jesus tells them not to be afraid. Then Peter says,
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
The Lord said, “come” and Peter started walking.
All was fine until Peter saw the waves.
All was fine until Peter saw the effect of the wind.
Peter saw the storm, but failed to see the Savior.
It is no different in my own life. The storms of life will come. How I respond to them is a direct reflection of my faith.
Is my God any different that Peter’s? I say NO!
I serve the SAME God as Peter. When He says Come,
I need to go. With my eyes on HIM!
Faith is kind of like walking on water. As long as I keep my eyes on the Savior and not on the storms of life, then I am going to be OK. It is when I start looking around at other things, other people, at my own feet, that I get into trouble.
Whatever you are facing today…
see the Savior, not the storm.
Lord, I am praying for the readers of this blog post. The readers that are in the midst of the storm and can’t see you or the shore. Meet them where they are and comfort them in whatever way they need. I have friends that are going through difficult times, Lord, you know their needs and their issues. Please let them feel the loving arms of your embrace. Please let them know that you are near and have things under control, even if it doesn’t look like it to our human eyes. Lord, thank you for the answers to prayers I’ve prayed lately, especially for my friend that is cancer free.
Can I pray for you today?
Please leave your prayer requests in the comments.