“And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He 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?”” Matthew 14:28-31
This passage is so powerful. There are many things we can take away from it but for tonight, let’s focus on two. First, Peter was able to walk on water until he placed his focus on the strong winds. That is when he began sinking. Second, the moment he cried out to Jesus, verse 31 says “immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him”.
There are times when we so easily and quickly begin to focus all of our attention on what’s going on around us that without realizing it, we take our focus off of Jesus and that is when the situation becomes consuming.
We can look at that in a spiritual sense but also in a natural sense. Have you ever taken your eyes off of Jesus only to realize that you’ve become consumed by what has your focus? I know I have.
That is when we need to refocus and place our eyes back on Jesus where they should always remain. In doing so, we can rest knowing that though come what may, our eyes are fixed on Him.
What I love most is that in moments such as the one Peter had, Jesus is ready to immediately rescue us when we cry out to Him; when we call His name. Jesus. The One Who calms the wind and the waves. The One who fills us with peace that transcends all understanding. That is such a powerful truth.
I’ve had to refocus. What about you? What has your attention? Have you taken your eyes off of Jesus and on a circumstance, situation, problem, relationship, etc.? Has it begun to consume you? It’s never too late to call on His name so that He may rescue you. Are you ready to refocus? Jesus is waiting.
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