At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the waves! When the disciples saw him walking on top of the water, they were terrified and screamed, “A ghost!” Then Jesus said, “Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!”
Peter shouted out, “Lord, if it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!” “Come and join me,” Jesus replied. So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus. But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he cried out. Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, “What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?” (Mat 14:25
To me, this whole episode hinges on those final six words, “Why would you let doubt win?”
I‘m sure I could find a hundred analogies around trust, from kids riding bikes to kids jumping into our arms from great heights. But that’s where it ends because we’re not kids anymore are we?
If anything, it appears that as we get older, trust isn’t something we naturally grow into, but actually out of. Maybe because as we get older we find that our expectations diminish somewhat. People have let us down, life has let us down, work has let us down, promises have been broken ... and when we try and out all the pieces back together, all we’re left with is, ‘circumstances have changed.’
Take courage though. In the midst of all the la la there will ALWAYS be the Voice of the Holy Spirit telling you, “Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!”
PRAYER UPDATE LYDIA: From her father this morning) ... Lydia is so ill she was transferred to the High Dependency Unit HDU which is next to the ICU last night at 2am. Please pray. ❤️