& Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat & walked on the water & came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, & beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand & took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” & when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. & those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” [Matthew 14: 28-33]
There is so much beauty & encouragement in this passage. I honestly think it probably became one of my favorite passages after I read it yesterday. & I think I referenced it about 5 million times yesterday when talking to people about struggles we are all having.
I don’t think Peter was ever in any true danger. The Lord is the Lord of all creation, & He would not have let the wind & waves take Peter away. The only reason Peter even started sinking was because he was doubting that Jesus was greater than the wind. When he cried out, “Lord, save me,” Jesus showed Him grace & saved him, even though he doubted.
What is my wind? When I start to sink, what am I believing is bigger than God? Is it my future? My relationship? My crumbling friendships? My schoolwork? When I am sinking, do I cry out for the Lord to save me? Do I believe that he showers grace on me, saving me, & almost laughing as he says to me, “O daughter of little faith, why did you doubt?” & Lastly, after it is all over, & I am secure, do I worship Him, & wholeheartedly say “Truly You are the Son of God?”
It’s really nice to reflect on the truth in this passage. I am not in danger. I am not going to be overcome. When I decided to give my life to Jesus, I was not just saved for that moment, or for a month, or year after. I am saved…for good.