In this passage below Peter was the only one in the boat to react in faith. His impulsive request led him to experience a rather unusual demonstration of God’s power. Peter started to sink because he took his eyes off Jesus and focused on the high waves around him. His faith wavered when he realized what he was doing. We may not walk on water, but we do walk through tough situations.
“Yes, come,’ Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. ‘Save me, Lord!’ he shouted” Matthew 14:29-30.
We as believers fully intend to stay focused on Christ, but life’s distractions cause us to shift our focus, stumble in our faith and leave us feeling too beaten down to get backup. Matthew 14:29 shows us how Peter to ok a tumble of sorts when he lost his focus.
When waves of fear, insecurity, discouragement or stress crash around you, you stumble too. These quickly become your focus instead of fixing your eyes on Jesus. Without fail, you will sink under the weight of these circumstances and fall. Here is the amazing thing about Jesus. When Peter began sinking, he cried out for Jesus to save him. And Jesus did. Just as Jesus didn’t hesitate to pull Peter out of the rough waves, He will pull you and me back too as soon as we ask. The best place to fix our eyes is on Jesus. He’s our peace, source of hope, and the One person we can trust will always be there for us. And when we do fall, as soon as we call out to Him, He’ll pick us up.