Lord… bid me come unto Thee on the water. And He said, come.
Listen, “And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water… but when he saw the wind… he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried… Lord, save me. And… Jesus stretched forth His hand and caught him” (Matthew 14:29-31). Notice three things:
(1) It takes more than one step to get there. This wasn’t a little two-person rowing boat where you could just hop over the side. It was a ship. To get to Jesus, you’d have to climb down, keep walking, and keep your eyes on Him. In other words, persevere!
(2) Nobody walks without fluctuation. One moment it feels like you’re walking, the next, like you’re sinking. You’re having an attack of the ‘what-ifs’. What if you get too far from the boat and you can’t make it to shore? What if the money doesn’t come through? Or the cancer comes back? Or your child doesn’t come home? Or you haven’t prayed hard enough? Faith means standing on stuff you used to sink in, and declaring, “I’m going from talking about the presence of God, to walking in the provision of God”.
(3) God’s power is for people who are going down. Anybody will invest in a company whose stock’s going up, but God will invest in one that’s going down! Listen, “He giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might He increaseth strength” (Isaiah 40:29). If you feel like you’re sinking today, cry out to Jesus; He’ll be there for you!