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Matthew 14:25-32

25-27 And in the fourth watch of the night (3:00-6:00 a.m.) Jesus came to them, walking on the sea...He spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I! Do not be afraid!”
28 Peter replied to Him, “Lord, if it is [really] You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29 He said, “Come!” So Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus extended His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Without dismissing Peter's later doubt in verse 31, a more profound insight is his willingness to do like Jesus, his Yes active response to God's call. The lessons followed consequently.
After verses 30 and 31 - he had learnt the secret was faith in God by fixing his eyes on Jesus, not the wind. But he had to say yes first to learn that. There are some things we only learn when we actively say yes - in yielding to the Holy Spirit.

Like Peter we can take the courage to step out of our boat (in response to God's call) and trust God to lead us and be our anchor. The Lord who calls you will walk with you and can (and will) save you in time of trouble. (verse 28-31, Psalm 27:5).

God bless you as you continually respond to Him.

Extra reading: 2 Corinthians 1:20.

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