In this season that the world is in, what are you focusing on? When the disciples endured a storm in the middle of the lake and they saw Jesus walking on the water, Peter asked Jesus if he could walk on the water too and go to Him. In Matthew 14:29-31 we are told, ““Yes, come”, Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him”.
Peter had enough faith to ask Jesus if he could walk to Him on the water. He had enough faith to step off the boat and begin walking. We do not know how far Peter made it, or how many steps he took, all we know is that somewhere along the way he ran into some trouble with his vision. His eyes saw something that caused him to become fearful and he started to sink.
In our world today, there is so much happening. Floods, earthquakes, fires, wars and threats of wars, diseases and so much more. If we focus on those things, we will be overwhelmed by them and like Peter, we will become fearful, lose our faith and sink. However, if we keep our eyes on Jesus and meditate on what the Bible says about us, we will continue to walk on the water no matter how strong the wind or the waves become. This week, I encourage you to read Psalm 91. It is a good reminder of our position in Christ amidst the craziness of the world.
May our eyes remain forever focused on our God.
Have a blessed week!