Picture it one more time - a boat lashed by huge waves, and 12 frightened disciples who thought they were going under. They forgot to look for Jesus to rescue them. Yet as the night advanced and things looked hopeless, '... Jesus went to them, walking on the sea' (Matthew 14:25 NKJ). Did they rejoice? No, their fear intensified and they said, '... It's a ghost...' (Matthew 14:26 NKJ!
Your fear can distort your perceptions and make you see the answer as just another problem. Often what appears a threat is actually a blessing about to be revealed. Look to Jesus in your time of fear; when He takes away the lesser it's always to give you the greater.
Very often, God's best requires facing something you fear. Jesus called Peter to come to Him. Deciding it was safer in the storm with Jesus than in the boat without Him, Peter took the plunge. But there's always a moment after you step out in faith when you hear, 'What if I'm not up to this?' Peter heard it, and the waves began to engulf him. Panicked, he called and Jesus immediately rescued him. Peter wasn't drowning; he was learning and growing! When you walk by faith, even your failures will lead to success. So step out with Jesus; He won't let you drown.
So what now? Rely on God more today. Do something today that's way out of your comfort zone - maybe it's offering to pray for someone's healing or giving your testimony.
SoulFood: Deut 30:1 - 32:28, Mark 8:27-38, Ps 57, Pr 12:15-17
The Word For You Today (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by RBG New Zealand. 2011 UCB International Ltd