Life has a way of knocking you down but there is a way to navigate the storms that come our way and that is in trusting in Jesus! In Matthew 14:27-33 (NLT) it shows what happened to Peter when he took his eyes of Jesus…
Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
“Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.
But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,”Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?” When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. Then the disciples worshiped him.
“You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.”
Are you despairing today? Feeling hopeless? Do you feel like you are stuck? Just like Peter, when you focus on the wrong things, you will start to sink and will remain trapped. To further the point, look at what David, a man well acquainted with persecution and adversity said in Psalm 40:2…
“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and the mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”
The New Living Translation states it this way:
“He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.”
That is exactly what Jesus can do for you today! All you need to do is change your perspective and look up to our Heavenly Father…God is just waiting to come to your rescue! He sent Jesus as part of that rescue plan and He is willing and able to pull you out of any mess you find yourself in. So the answer to our question today is to…Keep Your Focus on Jesus!
I will close with this foundation truth from Hebrews 12:1-2 (NASB) that I pray will bring you great comfort!
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
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