But when he (Peter) saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “LORD, save me!” Immediately JESUS reached out HIS Hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” HE said, “why did you doubt?” – 📖 Matt 14:30~31 📖
Peter’s impulsive request that JESUS should permit him to walk on the water was actually a declaration of his absolute faith in JESUS ~ and the result of his faith was that JESUS revealed HIMSELF to Peter in an extraordinary way: HE allowed him to do the impossible ~ Peter actually walked towards JESUS on the water!
However, when Peter looked away from JESUS and saw the high waves and the wind around him, his faith wavered. When that happened, the unavoidable happened: Peter started sinking! Sometimes we, too, feel as if the waves of our crises are so high that our faith in JESUS starts wavering.
If HE loves us, why does HE allow us to struggle, why doesn’t HE intervene and help us?
When we look away from JESUS and see all our problems, we sometimes sink below the waves of despair and depression.
Are you sinking?
Take a page from Peter’s book. When Peter realized he was sinking, he immediately called out to JESUS and JESUS reached out to help him.
JESUS is still able to help you in every crisis you face, even today.
Look away from your own limitations and focus on the omnipotence of JESUS.
HE is worthy of your absolute trust because HE is always there for you.
🙏🏻 LORD JESUS, today I feel as if I am sinking in the sea of my anxieties. Please take my hand and help me. Thank YOU for always being there when my faith wavers, LORD … Amen.
Nina Smit | bron : Ousus