Matthew 14:25-33

25 About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came to them, walking on the water. 26 When the disciples saw him, they screamed in terror, thinking he was a ghost. 27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. “It’s all right,” he said. “I am here! Don’t be afraid.” 28 Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you by walking on water.” 29 “All right, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. 31 Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and grabbed him. “You don’t have much faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?” 32 And when they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Living in this world is like walking on water. The storm rages around us with so many problems and hurts. So many people are hurting today because of sin in the world. Not necessarily their sin, but because there is sin in this world. As we come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we begin our walk with God in us. We are walking on water with Christ as our head. But all around us the storm rages. We are not unaffected by the storm and sometimes experience the rage. We start to sink when we take our eyes off Jesus. When we begin to look at ourselves and the entire storm around us, we begin to sink into the water. We loose our perspective of who we are as a child of God. When our focus is on ourselves and our pain, we hinder our relationship with Christ. So keep Jesus Christ as your focus and remember that He has called you to be in the world but not of it. So even though we have to walk through the storm of this life, we do not have let it sink us. It is only as we keep God first in our lives that we experience His blessings and peace. If you find yourself sinking into despair as Peter did, look to the One who can keep you afloat. Reminds me of this song by Bryan Duncan

Have a God Day!