Matthew 14:29-31

“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

 Imagine yourself in Peter’s shoes for a moment. If Jesus was walking around on top of the water and he asked you to step out of the comfort of your buoyant boat into wavy seas, would you just be like, “Sure, Jesus! Be right out!” I’m not sure any of us would be. But Peter was, and then immediately began to doubt Jesus; so he sank, until Jesus reached out and caught him.

This is true in many areas of our lives. God asks us to step out in faith and to trust him, but so often we tell God that we’re fine right where we are. Maybe God is calling you to go on your first mission trip, but you’re scared so you ignore God’s voice and stay where you’re comfortable. Think about this; do you want the God of all creation saying to you, “Oh you of little faith”?

What we often don’t realize is that the safest place we could ever be is in God’s will. Sure, it may be uncomfortable, it may be scary, you could even get hurt, but God will always be there reaching out his hand and saying, “Trust me; I got you.”

QUESTION 1. Has there been a time in your life when you were sure God was calling you to step out in faith but you ignored him?
QUESTION 2. When was a time that you trusted God wholeheartedly? What happened?
CHALLENGE: When you go through a season of lack of faith, or doubt, think of Peter in the passage above and then go forward with confidence knowing that God doesn’t call us to anything that we aren’t already equipped for.
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