Dare to Walk on Water
“And when Peter got out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” (Matthew 14:30 MEV)
This has always been one of my favorite Bible stories growing up. There is just something so cool about being able to walk on water. Now that I am older, I can see that this is not so much about walking on water, but the willingness to try.
There are so many things that happen in this world that you and I have no control over. The weather is, of course, the biggest. I lived in Southwest Florida since 1987 and, for a long time, hurricanes would come and go and we seemed to be in a little bubble of protection. Then in 2004, while I was living in Port Charlotte, Hurricane Charley came and caused all sorts of havoc. Now whenever a storm is even close to my corner of the world, I can feel the anxiety come. It washes over me in a flood of panic.
As I write this there is a storm brewing in the Atlantic and as it threatens rain, wind, and destruction I can feel my apprehension swell.
But what if…
What if instead of watching the storm, you and I looked to Jesus?
What if we kept our eyes on Him and placed our confidence in knowing He is in control?
I’d like to encourage you today. I know these storms can be frightening and I do want you to be smart and prepare. Get fuel, water, food, and medications. If you are told to evacuate of course DO IT.
But once you have done all of this: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9 MEV).
If this post blesses you, please share it, comment with Amen, and invite your friends to my free Facebook group, Dare to Be You with Dianna Sandora. http://bit.ly/Dare2BeU