Eyes on Jesus
By Jill Briscoe
“But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’” Matthew 14:30
Peter, having overcome his fear of Jesus, decided to walk on the water, too! He was wise enough to wait until Jesus told him it was all right to try. Then he clambered over the side of his boat to go to Him.
As soon as you get over your fear of the supernatural by recognizing and acknowledging God’s lordship over everything in heaven and on earth, you will want to experience that power for yourself. I believe, for example, that Jesus could do extraordinary things. Not only could He heal sick people, He could keep His temper, be unselfish, and always say the right thing.
Can I do what Jesus did? Can I stride over the circumstances of my life in triumph? Can I walk over the waters of worries and fears? Yes, if I keep my eye on Him.
Peter unfortunately forgot who was keeping him afloat, and started to look at the reasons he should be sinking. As soon as you do that, you are sunk! “… Beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord save me!’” (v. 30). Peter had been afraid to face the supernatural. Having overcome that fear, he then became afraid he couldn’t depend on God to see him through.
It’s a matter of keeping your eye on Jesus, not on the storm. And remember, if you begin to sink, cry out to Him. He will put out His hand and save you. It’s important to Him that you succeed!