Matthew 14:29, 30 – “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
A storm is brewing. You can tell by the sky. Dark clouds suddenly appear above you. Lighting flashes across the sky. Then, it hits. Your ship begins to capsize as life events send one wave after the other rushing into your life. You feel powerless. You look around to see if there’s something or someone who can help you. However, in order to find a life raft you must believe there’s a way to make it to shore. Yes, the storm is causing you to be sea sick as you’re tossed from one side of the boat to the other. But then, you simply give up and allow yourself to be sent over board. Don’t give up. Jesus is walking toward you on the water. Stretch out your arms and lean into Jesus. He’s our life raft. When things are beyond our ability to survive, he is right there ready to rescue us and take us safely to shore.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.