The disciples were afraid, they were panicking, the boat was being pounded by the storm and there was a real chance that it would sink (Matthew 14 v 2 to 26).
Then Jesus came and told them to cheer up as He was now with them (Matthew 14 v 27).
We then see Peter and Jesus talking, which resulted in Peter getting out of the boat and going to Jesus.
At this point Peter was walking on the water, over the crashing waves, the spray and the boisterous seas; in one sense he was walking on top of the storm.
With his eyes on Jesus, on his Lord, Peter was able to walk on water and overcome the storm.
However at some point he took his eyes off Jesus looking at the storm instead and started to sink (Matthew 14 v 30).
He saw the storm about him and became afraid and this was when he started to get into trouble.
We can learn from this account when we are in a storm.
The key is to focus on Jesus, to look to Jesus, to look to spiritual truths.
What will cause us to fear is looking at the physical circumstances in the storm or by focussing on what our flesh is saying.
Yes we should be aware of what is happening but we should not let that be the focus of our thinking.
If we keep our eyes on Jesus we will be able to overcome and walk over the storm; we will be able to resist and fight and get that storm under our feet.
Are you in a storm today?
If you are then keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and that will help you to overcome your storm and walk on water.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I can look to Jesus and to His finished work to bring me strength through the storm”.
Matthew 14 v 19…..And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus