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Losing focus of Jesus makes you sink.
Peter walked on water until he took his eyes from Jesus. Amid the wind and rain, the disciple stepped hesitantly at first, then more boldly. The moment he looked at the weather instead of Jesus, he began to sink. Jesus catches him as he falters, then says:
“You have so little faith! Why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31 GW)
Don’t doubt Jesus’s presence in your life. Instead, focus your gaze on Him with laser intensity. As storms occur, trust Him to lead you through them.
Over the years, I’ve heard many pastors describe how storms work in our life. We are either entering one, in the middle of one or coming out of a storm at all times. Wherever you are in the process, Jesus remains constant. You may feel ravaged by the winds and waves that are raging around you, but Jesus is in it with you. Focusing on Him will help you walk boldly on water.
Jesus is Savior always.
Our earthly view doesn’t understand God’s heavenly ways. When we find ourselves amid turmoil, we quickly forget who Jesus is. Instead of turning to God, we try to solve our problems on our own accord. The issue with excluding God, we’re not gaining His perspective. Only when we focus our eyes on Him will we navigate the storm successfully.
Jesus is waiting for you to turn back to Him. Whatever hurricane you find yourself in today, don’t get caught in the wind. Instead, do what Peter did, shout out to Jesus, “Lord, save me.” Just as He stopped Peter from sinking, He will do the same for you.
Lord, You are truly amazing. Your consistency amid our lives gives us hope on the dark days. Help us to refocus our eyes on You today. Instead of seeing the magnitude of the winds and waves, let us see Jesus. Hear us as we cry out to You for help. Listen to our pleas; stop us from sinking. Instead, in all we do, let us glorify You. Lord, let Your light shine so brightly through us today that the darkness completely recedes. Let the world have no victory over us because we know; You are Savior in all circumstances. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
What are your eyes focused on today, Jesus, or the storm?