If you never were in trouble, How would you know that I will come to your rescue?
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid." 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!"
"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."
Have you ever felt like Peter in the above picture? Surrounded by the wind and waves of life, sinking deeper and deeper into the waves of worry and doubt? When something is troubling you and trying to defeat you just remember that Jesus is the great "I AM". The Miracle Maker. The "Sea-Walker"! Just as Jesus told the disciples to "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid" - we too can learn a lesson here. We can put away our doubts, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, and step out of our boat when He says "Come." Peter walked on the water when Jesus said "Come". . . Impossible you may say! Yes, to us somethings do seem impossible but with God, all things are possible. Just remember that we can do the impossible with the power of Christ in our lives. Just recognize who Christ is, ask as Peter did - "Lord save me", reach out to Him and take hold of Jesus' outstretched hand, worship and praise His blessed name - name above all names - JESUS - SON OF GOD!
So when things begin crowding in around you, just remember "do not be afraid", "trust Jesus" - with God all things are possible!