Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

I’m doing a Bible study and something struck out at me when we were studying in Matthew 14 28-33. Here’s what it says.

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

 

Have you ever had times where you doubt God? I know I have. I went through a long phase of it…almost 4 years or maybe it was 5. I don’t remember the exact time frame, but that part doesn’t matter. I think all believers go through that. It’s a rough patch. I’m talking like in the deep valley, and you can’t climb your way out.

Even one of Jesus’s disciples experienced fear. Peter was with Him. Day in and day out. He knew who Jesus was. Saw the miracles He performed and healings. He asked Jesus to let him walk on water with Him.

First off that’s so cool!

Jesus tells him to come, and all is going well until Peter starts seeing the waves and feeling the wind. Maybe it was super windy that day and the waves were big. We don’t know for sure.

Peter took his eyes off of Jesus and panicked. He was good as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus. It’s the same for us. We do great while keeping our eyes on Jesus, but the moment trouble comes, sometimes we take our eyes off and panic.

But, you know what? Jesus is always there stretching out His hand to us. Doubt and fear are two things that can mess us up.

Fix your eyes on Jesus and Him alone.

 

 

 

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Allyson Carter is an author who dips her toes into the suspense and romance genres in the Edgy Christian market. She lives in Indiana with her husband, four children and three cats, where she homeschools her children, three on the autism spectrum. You can find out more about her books on her website. She also has a personal blog at Faith and Homemaking

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