Somehow I’m Walking On Water

As I get ready for bed my heart overflows with peace. Somehow today has felt the total opposite of the past few days. My pain is bearable and my anxiety is nowhere to be found. Of course, I have to always respect my condition. What a difference God can make in just a day. His power is limitless and His mercies are new every morning.

Honestly, the peace I have makes absolutely no sense. It’s not like I’ve been released of this struggle. However, I’m not fighting with it anymore. Somehow the joy of God’s purpose is overriding the pain. I feel God holding my heart even while He has not chosen to calm the storm.

All I’ve done is surrender it all to God. All I’m doing is continually asking God to use everything past, present and future for His glory. I feel in control of absolutely nothing. Yet, I know in my heart God remains in control. He’s calling me to keep my eyes on Him so I can walk on water. This is not the end of the story. Instead it’s the beginning of God doing something amazing that only be accomplished by relentless faith.

“Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”

But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!* ”

Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”

“Yes, come,” Jesus said.

So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong* wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.

Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.” Matthew 14:24-33

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