Faith is stepping out and trusting God in the dark.

Jesus had been busy all day healing and preaching to the people. He told his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side. Later Jesus went up a mountain side to pray. Before dawn Jesus went walking on the lake. When his disciples saw him, they were terrified.  “It’s a ghost,” they said and cried out in fear. But Jesus said to them, “Take Courage! It is I. don’t be afraid.”

“Lord if it is really you, Peter reply, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

“Come, “said Jesus.

Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water towards Jesus. But when he saw the waves he was afraid, and began to sink, he cried out, “Lord save me!”

Immediately Jesus reach out his hand and grabbed Peter. “You of little faith, he said “why did you doubt?” They both got into the boat. The disciples worshipped Jesus and said, “Even the winds and seas obey you.”

This story is about stepping out in faith. It is about putting our trust in Jesus to look after us. Peter had the courage to step out of the boat and was fine until he took his eyes off Jesus. He noticed the powerful storms and the waves. He became fearful and began to sink.  Jesus had to reach for him and pull him out.  It will always be about whether we are willing to look towards Jesus or look more at our circumstances and become fearful!

There will be the storms, struggles, failures and temptations in our lives .We will also need to cry out to Jesus as Peter did to pull us out of the storms of life! (This story is found in Matthew Chapter 14:22-33 in the Bible).


Lord Jesus,

I put my trust in you.

To look after me

Please help me when life is tough

And I am struggling.

Please support and Comfort me.

Please help me to feel your loving

Presence in my life.


By Harbajan servant of Jesus 11/06/20.