Matthew 14:22-33 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Walks on the Water
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
WILL IT EVER MAKE SENSE ~
Jesus walked on water and calmed it. That shows how God used Jesus to speak and he answered. Suddenly things happen in our lives. Keeping our eyes on Jesus is so valuable. Learning to live by faith that when we call on Jesus, he just answered. Take courage and do not be afraid. But what happens when Jesus doesn't answer right away? I've learned over time to hold on and keep the faith. I am a woman of faith and I am determined to keep my mind stayed on Jesus, but nobody said it was be easy at times of life changes.
There are so many stories of my life. Just last year I saw a miracle of my daughter's health and her story is almost one year now. The storm of me holding her 5 day old baby and her leaving in ambulance. I received a phone call saying they were air lifting her to Stanford Hospital. It was a life
threatening thing (Brain Bleed). That's the moment that life suddenly changing for our family. Prayer was happening and I only knew to trust God. Putting faith into action and calling others to pray too. Thanking God with tears of holding on. A year later, she is doing well and so much to thank God for in health.
I have no idea what you are facing today, but God knows. I realize that faith can be hard at times. Yet, faith is so important. I am praying of you, your family and friends. Please continue to know that God is able to handle whatever you face today. Turn your thoughts, prayers and praise to him. Purpose this a good day.