In Matthew 14, the Apostle Peter walks on water. We see a boat full of men who have just spent days hearing Jesus teach, watching him perform miracles, and bringing hope to the hopeless, so when they first see Jesus approaching on the water, it always surprises me that they don’t recognize Him. In terror, the disciples think Jesus is a ghost.
Immediately, Jesus reassures them…calms them…brings peace to them in the midst of their terror…His voice, which they’ve heard so often, brings them great comfort, but so quickly, Peter forgets….Not even minutes later, Peter is again crying out in terror as he begins to sink beneath the waves…
At first, he was so bold for the Lord…taking that first step out of the boat, but the battle between fear and faith was raging…
I am so much like Peter. I know the Lord’s voice…I know His word, but when my circumstances loom, when my flesh is screaming, His voice is drowned out…I can’t hear it. I so often cower to the god of FEAR, because fear requires no faith. Fear is so easy to follow.
Thank you Jesus! When I cry out, You IMMEDIATELY reach out and pull me up!
No more doubting, no more trying to defend You or figuring out a Plan B if You don’t come through…I choose to trust You! My confidence is in You alone! You are faithful to Your word AND to Your daughter!
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