One of my favorite songs the past six months has been, "Come to Me," by Bethel Music. I so often forget to come to Jesus in everything in life. I get worried about church finances and how we are going to pay the next bill. I worry about the mother I am, and how I raised my voice today because I was frustrated not with my son, but with myself. I let the worries and fears of life creep in some days. I am so good at sharing faith, and speaking faith over people, but often times I am looking at my own waves around me wondering how I am going to get out of this. Where is the next rescue boat I can jump on?
When I hear the story of Peter walking on water, I know I would have never been him. I would have been one of the other disciples on the boat hunkered down in fear. I am always amazed at that story. How when the other disciples saw Peter walking on water, was there not another brave disciple to jump out of the boat too and walk to Jesus? I like to think maybe I would of been that disciple.
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 its really you, tell me to come to you, walking on 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?"
Jesus did not call Peter out on the water to sink in fear. He called Peter to walk on the waves, to walk on his fear. Fear, insecurities, lies, they have no place in my life. I can walk on the waves in my life and come to Jesus. In the song, Come to Me, one of the verses says, "I am your anchor, in the wind and the waves. I am your steadfast, so don't be afraid. Though your heart and flesh may fail you, Im your faithful strength. I am with you, wherever you go."
I love that from the time Peter started sinking, Jesus immediately reached down and rescued him. I can rest and know that I can walk on the waters, but if my flesh fails me and the waves start caving in, my God will immediatetly rescue me. No hesitation. Jesus does not let my mistakes, doubt, and fear keep him from rescuing me time and time and time again.
Ladies I want to encourage you to walk on the waters today and come to Jesus. Walk on fear, walk on insecurities, walk on all of the junk that creeps in. And if you start to sink, know He will immediately grab you. He will always rescue you.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor