by Randy Chambers, 2015-07-21
Matthew 14:29-31, NIV: Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"
Some time ago, we walked beside the still waters. Some time ago we found peace in the green pastures. Some time ago, we who were once void of true peace, found the peace that passes all understanding. Some time ago, we who are His sheep found Him--the good Shepherd--and discovered a joy like we had never known. But somewhere since, something happened. The waves became too boisterous--the giants too big. Our eyes fell from focus on the Lord, distracted by the troubles and cares of this life. And sinking into a sea of lifeís demands, the peace we once knew in Christ seems all but a faint memory; while the worries of this life steal the Light of Christ from our eyes. Yet, there is hope. It is a hope that still lies in the person of Christ. We need only repent of our doubts of the Lordís sufficiency, fully place our trust in Him for all things, and let the cares of the world fade as Christ reclaims the center of our lives. You can do this through His strength. Simply trust Him to help you.