Christ Walking on Water

22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
(Matthew 14:22-33, KJV)

Often times, our faith is like Peter’s. We have faith sufficient to do little things. But as time goes on, we lose that faith. In the beginning, Peter was able to walk on the water, just like Jesus. But as he looked, he saw the high waves crashing around him, and the fierce wind in his way. He took his eyes off of the Savior, and he began to sink.

When life gets hard, and we begin to sink, we often lose focus of the Savior, and instead notice the petrifying circumstances that we’re in. But in our deepest and hardest moments of trial, the Savior is there, with arm extended, to support and buoy us up.

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