Matthew 14:30-31 when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. 31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”
Think about this, if we had been sitting in that boat with Peter we would have thought he was full of faith as he began to climb out of the boat and walk on the water toward Jesus. But suddenly, something strange happened and Peter began to sink. The courage and faith Peter had in Jesus was getting smaller as he saw the wind and the waves getting bigger.
A true measure of a person’s faith is not just the first step of their faith journey, but the following steps after. I’m sure we’ve all gone through this many times, we get excited about something, starting any given project only to stop halfway through because it was much more difficult than anticipated, sound familiar?
Truth is, the same thing happens when we believe Jesus would have us do something. But as we start doing it and it doesn’t turn out like we thought it would, or the ministry isn’t immediately growing we begin to sink, losing faith in and sight of Jesus.
I want you to be encouraged today and know that if Jesus has called us to make a first step, then he will arrange a path for each step toward Him after that. No matter how big the waves are or how strong the winds of life may be as long as we stay focused on Jesus Christ we will never sink!
Pastor Michael Rosado