If it is you, Lord….Bid me come
“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter came down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the boisterous wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” Matthew 14:28-30.
God supplies all that we need for the worst possible moments of our lives. God sustains us. The world was created by a word and it is sustained by the word of God. And “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” Hebrews 1:3.
And Peter took his eyes off the Word. So to speak.
Imagine the electricity supply of a your house. Light, heating, cooking and a hundred other things: a totally invisible power source sustaining the whole. But the mains power connection has to be maintained.
And if the connection is gone, then your power immediately fails’
And as soon as the connection is broken, Peter begins to sink. As soon as his focus became distracted, and he began to examine the sheer size of those waves, he loses his balance.
The point is clear: we are not intended to live without the power and presence of God. In him is life itself. All that really happened was his focus changed.
Lord, I believe that I am intended to live standing tall in the power of your promises.
You will not let me sink.
You will not let me fall away.
You will not fail to provide a way of escape for me.
I trust you today.