Matthew 14:28-33 And 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 and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord save me.” Jesus immediately reached out His hand and took hold of him. “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped Him saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.” (my emphasis).
Peter did something the other eleven did not do, he got out of the boat. I wonder if you or I were there – would we have had the courage to ask Jesus the question Peter did and then do what Jesus said. I like to hope I would but can’t really say for sure.
The problem for Peter began when he took his eyes off Jesus and focused on the wind and waves around him. And if we would admit it – we sometimes do the exact same thing.
Yet, when Peter cried out to the Lord – IMMEDIATELY – He reached out and took hold of Peter and kept Him from going under. Thank you Jesus, that you still do that today for us.
Many times I have focused on the issues or problems I have encountered rather than the One who can help me get through. I have tried to ‘fix’ things myself, figuring that if I could just control things a little they would straighten out. But like Peter, I have then had to cry out to Jesus to save me.
Immediately, Jesus has been there to help. It has not always been the way I expected or maybe even the way I wanted but He was there. He has never let me go under.
If you have a relationship with Him – He won’t let you go under either! He hears your cries – IMMEDIATELY and reaches out to catch you. That’s a promise!