Do you remember the story of Peter walking on water?
It's starts off when Jesus had just gotten finished ministering to the needs of 4000 plus people. He told the disciples to go ahead of him in the boat, then he went on the mountainside and prayed.
In the wee hours of the morning, the disciples were in the boat on a large lake, far away from land. The wind and waves were raging against the boat.
Then, the disciples saw Jesus, walking on the water toward them.
They were terrified, of course! Who wouldn't be?!? They thought it was a ghost. But Jesus looked at them and said, "Take courage, It is I. Don't be afraid."
Then Peter says, "Lord, if it's you, tell me to come to you on the water." And so Jesus did.
And Peter began to WALK ON WATER TO JESUS.
Peter was fine until he took his eyes off of Jesus. He started looking around him.
He noticed the winds raging. He saw the waves churning under his feet.
Peter started to sink.
Peter called out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately, Jesus reached out His hand, helped Peter up, then the two of them got into the boat. (Matthew 14:22-34)
This happens to us the moment we lose our focus.
No matter what you are going through,
No matter how the winds and waves are raging,
No matter how impossible it may seem,
No matter how scary it gets,
No matter how ugly it gets,
Keep your eyes on Him. Keep walking toward him. Keep letting Him lead you. And you won't sink.
It is only when we focus on our circumstances instead of Jesus that we sink.
It is only when we listen and believe the lies of the enemy instead of the voice and word of God that we sink.
It is only when we focus on the opinions of others instead of the directions of God that we sink.
Life happens, and sometimes it's hard. People are people, and we are sometimes unkind. Situations occur, and sometimes we can't do a thing about it.
But one thing is for sure.. if we stay focused, we will not sink.
Even in the times that we lose our focus, if we call on our Good Good Father, He is faithful to reach out His hand and pull us up when start to sink. He is always there.
Isn't He amazing?