Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Held By The Power Of God

Mat 14:22-34, 29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.

To be used of God is solely to rely on His great power to accomplish His purposes. Our faith and testimony is in God’s ability to accomplish things through vessels He has chosen. We therefore must not forget that “… we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2Cor 4:7).

Peter saw his Master walk on water. The night before had been rough sailing through the storm. Their faith had been shaken, fear had gripped their hearts. Feeling confused and alone left them to nurse disappointments. Greater fear gripped their hearts when they saw Jesus walking on water and they supposed that He was a ghost. His comforting and assuring words gave them peace. In the midst of it all, Peter had a renewed faith. He asked Jesus to command him to come to Him on water knowing that His power alone would hold him. And the Lord said come. Vs. “29 … And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus”. The miracle here was solely to direct him to Jesus with his eyes fixed on Him alone. Peter was supported, enabled and held up by the power of Christ. We can have renewed faith when His presence comforts us in our fears and we fix our eyes on Him. We can make this our prayer “Lord command us…” knowing that only His power can hold us in every step of the way.

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