Matthew 14: 22 – 33
Jesus sent His disciples across sea to other side while he went to pray. A huge storm came up, wind was terrible and disciples, being fisherman were convinced they would drown. In midst of this turmoil they see ‘a ghost’ walking on water to them.
V27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
Peter then calls to Jesus that if that is Him, then Jesus must call Him to come to Him. Jesus says come. Peter gets out boat, and walks on water to Jesus.
V30 But when he saw wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying’ “Lord, save me!”
Jesus reaches out and takes His hand and they get into boat and immediately wind ceased.
V33 Then those who were in boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “TrulyYou are Son of God.”
1. STORMS In life, we will face devastating storms. We will face pressure, we will face emotional heartbreak and rejection, we will face death and loneliness, we will face losing all we have, we will face sickness etc.
Often in life those things can overwhelm us, so much, that we lose sight of Jesus and we begin to drown in those ‘waves’ that hit us. We are overburdened by situation and feel like we are going to ‘drown’.
2. HIS VOICE In midst of this turmoil, if we listen, we will hear Jesus tell us its OK, He is with us, not to fear. But we do fear. We are brave for a moment at church when we are all hyped up, but second we face ‘reality’ boy, those waves are huge, and we loose sight of Jesus.
3. CRY OUT When all is too much for you, cry out like Peter did; “Lord, save me!” Sometimes all our fancy prayers and formulas mean nothing. We have nothing left to fight with. We are sinking fast. We have no words left to pray, no faith left, no fight left. We become weary to point of giving up. Sorrow or pressures overwhelm us. What is left? Simply this: “Jesus, save me.”