Change Your Focus!

So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Hebrews 13:6 NLT

Have you ever listened to a doting a child speak about his father? You will think that the man is invincible! He is stronger than Superman! More intelligent than Albert Einstein! There is nothing that this father cannot do in the eyes of this child. There is a level of confidence that is almost unshakable in his child. If you ask, he will tell you that this man can defeat an army. That is the same kind of confidence that God expects us to have in Him. Unfortunately, people tend to pay more attention to their situation that the God in their situation.

Peter and the disciples found themselves on the water in the midst of a storm with strong winds and heavy waves in Matthew 14. The situation appeared hopeless; they had no idea what to do. Just when it seemed the situation couldn’t get any worst they saw a figure approaching the ship walking on the water. They were terrified.  Jesus told them, “Don’t be afraid.  Take courage. I am here!”

Immediately His presence brought change in their situation. Peter asked Jesus to allow him to walk towards Him on the water. When he began to walk, he changed his focus from Jesus and placed it on the water at his feet. He began to sink so he cried out and Jesus rescued him. He was in a storm but decided to pay more attention to his situation than the Son of God. At times, we behave just like Peter on the water; we give our attention to the situation instead of our God who is greater than the problem we face. There is no need to fear; you can have confidence in your storm because the Lord is your helper.

Thought for Today: Friend, keep your eyes on Jesus, not your problem.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

3 thoughts on “Change Your Focus!

  1. Peter and the disciples found themselves on the water in the midst of a storm with strong winds and heavy waves; the situation appeared hopeless. Issues we face can create such unrest and fear and it’s hard sometimes to see Him… but He’s there. The Lord IS with us.

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