The power of natural forces can be frightening. We see how destructive earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, and floods can be, and we are afraid. So it was for the disciples when they were crossing the Sea of Galilee in a small boat at night. A storm came up, and they feared for their lives.
Then Jesus came walking toward them across the sea, adding to their terror; for in the darkness, wind, and waves, they thought he was a ghost. Then he told them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter wanted to go to Jesus, who invited him to come. Stepping out of the boat, he began to walk toward Jesus. But then he looked at the storm and began to sink. At once Jesus reached out to him, and they both reached the boat safely.
So it is with us. Jesus will come to our rescue when we’re in danger from the storms of life. And we, like Peter will be able to come through the storms as long as we keep our gaze fixed on him. But when we take our eyes off Jesus and begin to concentrate on the difficulties that surround us, we’re overwhelmed and begin to sink.
So the question is, how much do we trust God? The answer will determine what kind of stewards we become. When we have faith God will bring provide us with what we need, we can live happier, freer lives and give of our time, our talent, and our treasure. Let us keep our eyes on Jesus, and he will bring us safe through the storm.