UPHELD BY THE POWER OF GOD

Matt. 14:30,31 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

We know Jesus walked on the water but Peter walked on the water too. Sure, Peter started to sink, but he got out of the boat and made his way to Jesus. This story is in the Bible for a reason, maybe the Lord is calling all of us to a deeper life in the Spirit. Maybe there is some water walking in all of our future. Water walking is seldom planned, it comes out of nowhere. Suddenly a storm blows up and you have no other choice, stay in the sinking boat or walk on the water with Jesus. It could be the Macedonian call in the night, a voice out of a burning bush, or a vision interrupted by a knock on the door. What we decide to do in those moments is critical, do we stay in the boat or get out and walk with Jesus. Here are some thoughts from Adam Clarke on water walking.

“When he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid. It was by faith in the power of Christ he was upheld; when that faith failed, by which the laws of gravitation were suspended, no wonder that those laws returned to their wonted action, and that he began to sink. It was not the violence of the winds, nor the raging of the waves, which endangered his life, but his littleness of faith. Jesus stretched forth his hand. Every moment we stand in need of Christ: while we stand—we are upheld by his power only; and when we are falling, or have fallen, we can be saved only by his mercy. Let us always take care that we do not consider so much the danger to which we are exposed, as the power of Christ by which we are to be upheld; and then our mountain is likely to stand strong.”

Maybe you are in one of those storms. Human ideas and resources will never be enough to deal with a storm, only the power of God will do. Peter knew what he had to do, so do you and I; doing it is what matters. Consider the power of God, forget about the wind and the waves, He is more than able to uphold you with His power.

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