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‘And Peter answered him, “Lord if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” ‘

Matthew 14:28-31 ESV


When we choose to give our lives to Christ, it can be like Peter, stepping out into a new world, unknown, and often amidst the chaos that may be swirling around us. We can be passionate and excited as we take our first steps in discovering who Christ is and experiencing His salvation. However, as time goes on, we take our focus off of Jesus and our faith begins to sway back and forth because of the challenges we face in our lives. 

The storm never moved Jesus. Jesus was not rocked nor was he struggling to stand amidst the turmoil going on around Him. Jesus never moved and kept his eye on Peter. Jesus did not walk off when 

He saw Peter beginning to sink. He waited to see if Peter had the faith to continue to move forward. But as Peter sunk deeper, he cried out to Jesus, and Jesus saved him. I know I have focused on the storm around me and though I chose to follow Christ onto the water, I know there are times I have sunk but praise God! Jesus has saved me and never turned His back on me.  He is the unshakable Rock! He is unwavering in the storms that surround us. 


Keep Your Eyes on Him.

It is easier said than done. Jesus never said storms won’t appear when we become Christians, but He will be with us through them. When Peter took his eyes off of Jesus that is when he began to sink. We too, need to keep our eyes focused on Him. We can read through His Word daily, to see what He desires for us to hear. We also need to daily ground ourselves in prayer, making a connection with God. We also need to have fellowship with others so that we may receive support and encouragement to keep focused on Christ and to help others stay focused as well. 


Dear God Almighty, in the name of Jesus I come before you. Thank you for your Son. Thank you for allowing us to be able to hold onto the Rock, the unshakeable One, Jesus even though we are still struggling in our faith. Help us to grow stronger in our faith. As we look toward the Christmas season, we thank you and are in anticipation of your coming, Jesus! We love you and ask for this in Your Name, Jesus. Amen.



ペテロは彼に答えた。”主よ、もしあなたであるなら、水の上に来るように命じてください。” 彼は言った。”来なさい”。そこでペテロは舟を降り、水の上を歩いて、イエスのところに来た。しかし、風を見て恐れ、沈みそうになりながら、”主よ、お救いください “と叫んだ。イエスはすぐに手を伸ばして彼をつかまえ、彼に言われた、「信仰の薄い者よ、なぜ疑ったのか」。’

マタイ14:28-31 ESV




ペテロが沈み始めているのを見たとき、イエスは立ち去りませんでした。ペテロに前進し続ける信仰があるかどうかを待っておられたのです。しかし、ペテロが深く沈んだとき、彼はイエスに叫び、イエスは彼を救いました。私は周りの嵐に集中し、キリストに従って水の上に行くことを選びましたが、沈んでしまうこともありました。しかし、神をほめたたえましょう!イエスは私を救ってくださり、決して私に背を向けませんでした。 主は揺るぎない岩です。私たちを取り囲む嵐の中でも揺るがない方です。






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