“Don’t be afraid,
I am here!”
Then Peter called to Him,
“Lord, if it’s really you,
tell me to come to you,
walking on the water.”
“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.
“You have so little faith,” Jesus said.
“Why did you doubt me?”
When they climbed back into the boat,
the wind stopped.
Then the disciples worshipped Him.
“You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.
– Matthew 14:27-33 (NLT)
In life there are many horrible moments,
which are totally beyond our control,
and where we find ourselves desperately afraid.
If we know of Jesus,
and if we humbly listen to the promptings of our soul,
we will acknowledge that Jesus is our only true hope.
If we seek Jesus with eyes of faith,
we will always find Him right there in the midst of our troubles
…reassuring us, and telling us
“Don’t be afraid, take courage. I am here!”
As we ride the storms of life with Him by our side,
they may still prove to be too much for us
and they can start to drag us down.
It is then that the little faith we have, will,
even if only out of sheer desperation and fear,
make us cry out, “Save me, Lord!”
And the Lord will always reach out to grab us and save us
– but it is really up to us to humbly accept His help.
If we do entrust ourselves fully to Jesus,
our anxiety will be calmed,
our spirit will exalt,
and we will call out to Him and gratefully exclaim,
“You really are the Son of God!”
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Jesus, my Lord and my God,
I entrust my all into Your loving hands.