“Lord , if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’ ‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14: 28-31)
As I was typing the verse, the word “immediate” stuck out to me. Jesus didn’t let Peter drown or even slip below the surface, He rescued him immediately. God is always watching and knows our situations. Another thing I learned about that verse in a recent sermon is we’ve got to keep our eyes on God. When we look down, we sink. Our problems become large and He becomes small.
So how do we prevent that from happening? We just draw into Him. We spend time with Him. The closer we are to God, the smaller our problems seem. I know I stay sane by reminding myself He is in control. We’re on the winning team.
“For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?” (Isaiah 14: 27)