Matthew 14:22-33 (NKJV)
22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. 23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. 24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”
Why do we doubt God sometimes? Why do I doubt God sometimes? I trust that His Word is absolute truth. I know that He has given me the very life I’m blessed to lead. Yet, in spite of this knowing, there are times when my faith is weak. I am weak. I feel hopeless. I feel lost. I feel uncertain. I feel sad. I am troubled and want to throw in the towel.
What’s wrong with me?
The truth is…nothing. The truth is…I’m human. The truth is…I have a lot of room to grow. The truth is…my moments of weakness are staunch reminders of why I will always need the love and grace and strength of my Savior in my life. The truth is…I will get through this, and with a little faith, you will overcome your obstacles too.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for loving me with an unconditional love that continues to go far beyond what I can fathom. Thank you for enduring with me even as I doubt. Thank you for staying close even as I want to give up. Help me Lord, to grow in my faith and trust in you. Help me to draw near to you in difficult times. Help me to surrender it all to you, and lay my burdens at your feet as you’ve asked me to repeatedly do. Help me, Dad, to meditate on the positive even when my mind insists on magnifying the negative. I am here. I am yours. I am ready to go deeper. As the words of this song say, “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.” Help me to grow in you more each day, and thank you, thank you, thank you for being by my side every step of the way.
In your son Jesus’ name I praise and thank you.
Be Blessed Dear Friends, and No Matter What, HOLD ON TO YOUR FAITH!