Matthew 14:28-31New International Version (NIV)
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
This is one of the hardest things to do, and live by. There may be times you can step out with no question, but one thing could happen and all your faith goes away and you become afraid.
This is even tougher when you suffer from any chronic illness; being depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia and I name those because that’s what I’ve had all my life. I love God so much and there are times I can go strong and do anything because of Him and I know I will be okay. Then there moments when Fear, Worry, and Doubt creep in my mind and then Pain in my body holds me down to the point that I’m looking for a way out of everything in my life. I start to tell myself “I Can’t, This and that will happen, I won’t be able to do it.”
I can tell others to leap out there even though I’m afraid too. I take little steps and may turn around or just stop sometimes.
I have to learn that he has shown me and will continue to show me that he is there; always here with me and for me.
Jesus catches me all the time and I’m in tears right because I am in love with him so much and so thankful that he loves me back.
Evil tries to keep me down, but the Lord won’t allow it. The Lord always finds a way to get me back on track and on the right path.
When you begin to Leap without Fear it’s a powerful and freeing feeling.
Keep your eyes on Christ and never look away.