What To Do When You’re Sinking? (Matthew 14:30-31)
Matthew 14:30-31, But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
The mighty disciple had just done the impossible, he challenged the Lord to let him walk upon the sea. The Lord bid him to come and so the disciple leaped onto the waters and started walking. He had experienced what only one other man had ever experienced, that other man was the Lord. As Peter took one step after another, he realized what was happening. The impossible was happening. His fleshly nature got the best of him. Peter took his eyes off the Lord. He began to look around. Instead of seeing Jesus, he saw the raging storm, he saw the waves, he felt the mighty wind, he became afraid and started to sink.
Often times we enter into the place of wonderful experiences. Things seem to be going so wonderful, so great, then, like Peter, we take our eyes off of the Lord, we look at the circumstances of life, and we begin to sink. It is a fact that if you take your eyes off of the Lord, you will go under. It is a fact, it is not a probability, if you stop looking at the Lord, trouble is heading your way.
In his moment of despair, Peter did something that was so right, he cried out to his Lord, “Lord, save me”!!! In our moment of distress we must learn to find Jesus and cry out unto Him. He is available, He is able, and He wants to help.
When the storms of life rage, God wants us to keep our eyes on Jesus, Lord of the wind and waves. No matter what is happening, no matter what will come your way, God is in complete control, working for your good and His glory. Wait in faith—let Him guide and sustain you even in the storms of life.
Questions to Consider:
Points to Ponder:
PRAYER, God, I confess I’ve allowed myself to be distracted, and I don’t want to be anymore. Please forgive me. I want to trust You. Give me the strength and self-control I need to fix my eyes on You. Help me keep my attention on my Saviour, so I can learn what You want me to learn and be who You want me to be. You are worthy of my full attention. I want to hear Your voice. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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