Faith

Do you remember the story where Peter walks on water? (or attempts to?)
People often feel that “if Peter had enough faith, he would’ve been able to walk on water.”
Perhaps we should look at it in a different light.
If Peter had enough faith, he would’ve never stepped out of the boat and onto the water.
He would’ve believed the statement Jesus made, which was similiar to the “I AM” statement that God made to Moses.

Faith isn’t doing something miraculous, or just based on miraculous things happening.
Faith isn’t about walking on water, because only God can do that, (Job 9:8; Isa 43:16; 51:9-10 Hab 3:5) for example. (from commentary)

Faith is the ability to believe in the face of all evidence that God is here with me.

So have faith.
Perhaps…
you’re barely making ends meet
you’re contemplating a future that doesn’t seem so bright
you’re lost in your life and can’t seem to find your way
your family isn’t what it should be
your family is falling apart
you have a medical problem

We all face storms that will rock the little boats that we are riding. Some of us are in the midst of a storm, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to let up any time soon.

But have faith. As Jesus was with his disciples through both storms in the sea, God is with you. God is for you. And God loves you.

I wrote that a long time ago.
Today, I came across it again.
I needed to read that.
It’s amazing of how quickly I can forget that God is with me.

Do not be anxious in anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

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