Uggh… now I understand what the man who begged Jesus to heal his son meant! (found in Mark 9) Jesus said all things are possible to those who believe. The man said: Lord I believe, help my unbelief. Huh? He said he believed and immediately said help his unbelief. He was having a FAITH ATTACK. I’m there right now.
But I must remember: Peter really did walk on the water. He only began to sink once he took his eyes off of Jesus and looked at the raging waves. Matthew 14: 29-33 tells us…..So Jesus said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”
I’ve got to remember: God has never let me down, EVER.
Fear not little one.
Here is an excerpt from my book:
Life is a Faithwalk. Navigating is Easier with Jesus.
While sitting next to the Detroit River one summer evening, I saw a flock of geese swimming. I counted and found there were thirty-two of them. They formed a straight line, one right behind the other.
There was no pushing or shoving, and no goose tried to cut in line. They all moved at the same pace, in an excellent display of follow-the-leader.
When all of the geese were out of the water, they walked about twenty feet, staying in line, and then began spreading out to eat. There was no jealousy, anger, or tension—just peace and quiet as they ate their dinner. Once everyone was finished eating, they got back in line and marched back to the water, again with no pushing or shoving. Too bad humans can’t get along like birds!
That scene provided yet another opportunity for me to be mesmerized by our awesome Creator. God put the instinct in the birds to make them behave like this when He made them. Thousands of years later, they’re still acting the same way. How would our lives be different if we behaved the way God intended for us to behave? Hmm …
Well, signing off for now.
Be encouraged, be strong and fear not!
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