Matthew 14: ( The Passion Translation)
24 But the disciples, who were now in the middle of the lake, ran into trouble, for their boat was tossed about by the high winds and heavy seas.
25 At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the waves!
26 When the disciples saw him walking on top of the water, they were terrified and screamed, “A ghost!”
27 Then Jesus said, “Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!”
28 Peter shouted out, “Lord, if it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!”
29 “Come and join me,” Jesus replied.
So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus.
30 But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he cried out.
31 Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, “What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?”
32 And the very moment they both stepped into the boat, the raging wind ceased.
33 Then all the disciples crouched down before him and worshiped Jesus. They said in adoration, “You are truly the Son of God!”
Can you imagine this scene? A raging storm, and Peter so bold he dared to ask the Lord to call him out on the water to walk. What faith in Jesus this took from Peter! And Peter did walk on water! Though he didn’t walk for long, he did walk on water, while he looked to Jesus. He began to sink, though, when he looked at the waves and wind. He let doubt come in, and that is when he could no longer do what Jesus had enabled him to do.
This is the same thing we do today. We get our eyes off of Jesus and on to our circumstances, and doubt comes in. Then we begin to sink. We have to remember we are in a battle. It’s a spiritual battle, and the enemy’s strategy is to get us to look away from Jesus, and to make us listen to anything beside the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus has already won the victory. All he needs is for us to keep our eyes on Him, listen to Him, and be ready to do what He tells us to do, even if it is walk on water. He’s got this. We keep our eyes and ears on Him, and even if we like Peter begin to sink, He will take us by the hand and lift us up. What a wonderful Savior!
Colossians 3:1-2 in the Passion Translation is as follows
1Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that ‘s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority! 2 Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm.
Amen, Lord Jesus, our eyes are on You.