Matthew 14: 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”
I recently came across a great quote from Tim Tebow. He said; “What’s amazing when you get up and do something is what God does in your life. We just have to get up and do something. When your identity is found in Christ, your identity never changes. You are always a child of God. That’s why I always say I don’t have to live the roller coaster that the rest of the world lives.” I loved this quote because I always come home from a mission trip feeling incredibly blessed. God blesses me for the going and the doing. Sometimes I think a trip blesses me more than I helped those I went to serve. Early on in mission work, I learned to step out of the boat and into the raging seas. As long as Jesus was with me, I remained safe.
We are all called to get out of the boat and trust Jesus to provide. It feels scary to think about leaving the safe, warm surroundings of our homes to step into an unknown world of storms. However, God calls all of us to trust Him and take that first step towards the work He has planned for us. Jesus will be there waiting for us with a loving smile and an outstretched hand to catch us if you fall. Peter was willing to step out of his boat in faith but quickly lost sight of Jesus and focused on the world around him. He began to sink. He cried out to Jesus, and Jesus rescued him.
Stop sitting in the boat! God is calling each of us to take a chance. If we have faith, He will help us to walk on water. God has miracles waiting to show us. Trust Him and step out.