"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." Matthew 14:27-32 NLT
Sometimes when we are going through trials and tribulations, we tend to get nervous, uncertain what to do next or where to go. We are in the pond of life and the waves are coming at us. But if we have a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, we should be able to walk on top of the waves, water. The water in this verse can resemble our life's journey--the waves, it's troubles.
If we call upon our Lord, if we have faith in Him and His ability to care for us, we will always walk on top of the water. It's when we start to doubt His commitment to us and we start to try to help ourselves that we start sinking. Sinking into the muck and mire of self-doubt, self-help and self-reliance. We can't do 'self.' There is no room in your Christian walk for 'self' doing. It is selfish and unproductive.
As long as you have your focus on Jesus and His influence in your life, no matter what happens, what wave, what ripple, mares the surface of your pond of life--you won't succumb to the hopeless of life. Living a God-centered, God-controlled life will give you a guarantee of success.
Do you remember the song, "Standing on the Promises of God?" It's not just a song you know. It true. You can stand on the promises of your God. There is a book full of them that He has written just for you--it's called the Bible. All you have to do is open it, read the words on the pages, accept them in your heart and believe them in your soul.
The Bible--when your pond is full of waves, it's your life boat--reach out and grasp it with all your might and never let go.