With Jesus on the water!

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 14:22-33

What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27)
I once was asked to speak at a ‘diversity’ event for the regional government.
The idea scared me, but the Lord encouraged me, ‘take courage, it is I, don’t be afraid!’
I decided to trust the Lord, and step out of the boat… I walked on water.
I spoke for Jesus in this non-Christian environment (and I wasn’t invited back).
We all face situations that cause fear; for all of us they require courage.
Don’t compare yours with Peter’s, or say that your fears are not the same.
When we step out of the boat with Jesus, for Jesus, He will show up somehow.
But if we don’t step out, we will not experience Jesus’ hand reaching out to help us.
Jesus is in our storms and crises, standing OVER them, walking OVER the enemy.
He is calling you to step out and join Him as you face your fears.
He is urging us refuse to let the enemy’s lies and fears stop you.
Is it scary… but meeting Jesus there is worth it… in the end you will worship Him.
Jesus comes to you in your scary situation, and with hand stretched out He says…
“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27)
Lord, I hear You calling me to step out of the boat. Not sure yet what this means exactly for today, but I will keep my eyes open for the storm and the opportunity. But please give me courage!


  1. Lord Jesus, You invite me to walk on the water with You. You tell me not to be afraid and You ask me why I doubt. Forgive me. Help me to trust in you more and more so that my faith deepens in You.

  2. It reminds me that I must keep my eyes on Jesus – the pioneer and perfecter of faith! I have to admit there are times that I too looked at the circumstances and sank! Lord, help me to overcome the temptation to let other stuff get in the way, help me to be all that I can be to be your disciple today!

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