Text: Matthew 14:25-30
“But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
One of the goals of the devil is to take your focus from the Lord. Many people actually begin well but over time, because of challenging circumstances, turn their eyes off the Lord.
In our text today, Peter and some other disciples were together in the boat that night when they saw Jesus walking on the sea and were afraid because they thought it was a ghost. And once Jesus confirmed His identity with a command, “Come”, Peter moved out of the boat to walk on the water. Though, he saw the wind before he left the boat yet he put his faith in the word of the Lord which said “Come”. Nothing was more important to him than “Come”. The word occupied all his thoughts and imagination that, though he was in the midst of the storm, yet he didn’t see the storm nor heard it’s raging noise. He held on to the truth of the word and regarded all other circumstances as facts that can change. Facts will not stand forever but truth will stand and will always prevail.
In the midst of the storm, you need to choose what to consider, whether the truth or the facts. Abraham and Sarah chose to consider the truth when the facts said the contrary. So, at scientifically impossible ages, that is, 100 years and 99years respectively, they had a son (Rom 4:18-19). In the contrary, the ten spies chose to believe the facts about the land but Joshua and Caleb chose to believe the truth of God’s word (Num 13:27-33).
Peter couldn’t sustain his focus on Jesus but turned his eyes to the storm and thus, began to sink. So, many lose their miracles before completion.
Friends, don’t turn your focus away from Jesus. Don’t lose sight of God’s promises. Let them penetrate deep into your heart. Don’t entertain your fear. Don’t embrace, cultivate or rehearse it. Act like David in the midst of the storms and boldly say, “I will not fear”.
1. I refuse to be distracted and to lose sight of God’s promises concerning me in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, help me to always esteem the truth of your word above facts in Jesus name.
1. I don’t embrace fear, cultivate or rehearse it but I rebuke and renounce it.
2. In the midst of the storm, I choose the word and I preoccupy my thoughts with it