I have copied my post from Pray Date today below because I just feel it has such an incredibly powerful message for each of us, especially those of us who often flail our arms about just trying to grasp the hope we know is there. I hope it will affect just one of you the way it has me.
25 About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”
27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!”
28 Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said.
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”
32 When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.
I came across these passages the other day going through my "Read the Bible in a Year" program. Now, I have read this story before, quite a few times. I looked at it much differently this time and it has stuck with me. I really felt like I wanted to share this. I am sure it is no profound revelation I have found. In fact, it seems the obvious translation but just never spoke to me before as it does now.
When Peter BELIEVED he could walk on water, he DID. When he began to DOUBT Jesus (when he began to fear the storm), he SANK. Wow. What am I preventing the Lord from doing in my life by not believing He can do it?