28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?
Matthew 14: 28-31
Daily Devotional Series
TRUST: Day 2
I am afraid of the water and as such, in spite of taking swimming lessons, I never learned to swim. Pool parties were spent sitting with my feet dangling in the water wistfully wishing I could jump in and join in the Marco Polo games or to show off my diving skills. But my fear got the best of me and I did not trust that I could stay afloat. My mother also feared the water and whenever we jumped into a pool, she would take a deep breath and let out an audible gasp. I suspect that is where my fear is rooted. If she was afraid of the water, then there must be something to fear.
Peter had a lesson in fearing the water and in trust when Jesus told him to get out of the boat and to come to Him. He stepped out of the boat, but once his eyes left the Savior and focused on what he was doing, he began to sink. “Save me Lord” was his cry.
How true this is of us today. Storms are inevitable in our lives but if we focus on the Lord rather than those storms, we are able to “walk on water” and reach the shore safely. It is when we look away that we begin to sink and the waves overtake us.
About the Author
[ Kay Pflueger ]
Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.