Matthew 14:22-33 New International Version
This picture says a lot. Some of you know the story of the disciples being in a terrible storm out to sea, and Jesus appearing. What we fail to notice are the details that make the story relevant for us. The disciples did not recognize Him! How often do we have a feeling that God or the Spirit is leading us, or telling us to go one way or do something and we question it away? They thought Jesus was a ghost. They walked with Him closely and did not know His voice. No one, but Peter, heard Jesus say,"Do not be afraid...It is me." Peter was not the "favorite" John 21:20* (as noted in the bible), but he was the one who backslid, cussed and fought. Yet, he heard Jesus and said, daringly,"If that is you, then tell me to come out there with you!" And off he went, into a raging storm in the middle of the ocean. Matthew 14:30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. boisterous. 1. Rough and stormy; violent. 2. Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline. What messed Peter up was those left in the boat! They began yelling and talking about how he was going to drown. Their doubt drifted out into the sea along side Peter and he heard them and listened. These represent your friends and family! They can SEE God doing the miraculous in your life with their own two eyes and STILL talk you out of believing it yourself. WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?
If your vision seems to be too BIG and impossible, that is because it is from God and the only way you can do it is with Him alone! Ask Him to tell you to come out in the middle of the storm and WALK! Please remember that if you begin to fall, He is sure to meet you where you are and get you back onto sure footing.