DON’T FEAR— FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS!
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 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, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” —Matthew 14:27-31
Was it the Lord walking on the water? Peter said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” Jesus said to him, “Come.” The moment had come. What would Peter do? “So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.” Wow, Peter was doing something that he could never do unless Jesus told him to do it. So it is with us, when Jesus says “Come,” then we are to do so to see Him work what we never could in our own strength. This was a supernatural event! Peter was doing the humanly impossible. He was walking on water. What have you seen in your life that is/was humanly impossible? How have you, past or present, seen the supernatural work of God in your life?
Yes, Peter obeyed Jesus and was now walking on water, but when he was doing what Jesus had told him to do, he became afraid. He feared because of the natural powerful circumstances of the wind around him. His eyes were distracted by these and didn’t look to Jesus. The result, looking at and being concerned about the natural circumstances, was that he began to sink. So it is with us. When we get our eyes off of Jesus and are concerned about the natural circumstances around us, we begin to sink and cannot carry out the supernatural work our Lord has called us to. If we are in that situation, what should we do? Let us be like Peter and cry out, “Lord, save me.” He hears such a desperate prayer and will save us from the fear and destruction that our doubt/little faith can bring.
Are you in the midst of supernatural service in obedience to Jesus? Do not doubt/have little faith. No, instead keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and not the natural, sometimes unnerving circumstances around us. When we do this then we will see His mighty work in and through us which will be a testimony to others. So, let us keep our eyes on Jesus in whatever supernatural endeavor He calls us to. Yes, Dear Father, may this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus. So may it be! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuVNGUXZQ1g