I was thinking about Peter today, and what he might have been feeling when he saw Jesus coming toward the ship, walking on the water. It seems that he had a surge of faith when he asked if he could come out on the water with Jesus, but once he got out there, he started thinking about how it was happening. He began to fear and he began to sink. He didn’t use his own power to stop onto the water, but that didn’t keep him from worrying about the dangers, as though they were his responsibility.
I think of similar things, even in the midst of great blessings and miracles. I start to over-think instead of just trusting in the power that put me where I am. It’s not always easy, but sometimes I need to be still and know that He is God. He can find a way to make things happen.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?