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Walking To Him

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:2)

Peter and the other disciples of Christ were so worn off because of the winds that were against them. The boat was beaten by the waters. The water level was rising and threatening to capsize the boat. This was a journey compelled by the Master and they would have thought “Why did the Lord permit this to happen?” It was the fourth watch of the night. They couldn’t imagine anyone would help them at this point of time. Winds may be against you, but if God is on your side, if God initiated your journey, you will experience a miracle. Yes, He drew near. The initiator of this journey came to them, walking on those waters. If the Lord initiates something, He is faithful to complete it. If He is the Alpha, He is (also) the Omega. The disciples were not able to recognize Him. They thought “it was a ghost” though the Lord assured them that it was Him. Suddenly the unpredictable Peter experienced faith springing up from his fearful soul.

Peter said, “Lord if it is you ask me to come to you.” He did not ask “If it is you, why did you let this happen?”, “Why did you leave us all alone?”, or “Why did you come so late?” Peter however had a response of faith. He wanted to walk upon those waters that threatened his life. He wanted to walk through those problems and trials to his Savior. He stepped out without looking at the boisterous waves or without consulting his colleagues. He just stepped out of the boat! If you step out in faith obeying the Master’s command, nothing can ever pull you down. Don’t wait for the storm to subside to reach God. Take a step of faith; storms will subside and you will walk on the waters.

For further reading: Matthew 14:23-33, Hebrews 11:1

The above excerpt is taken from the book “Ashes” and this book is now available via DailyHunt.