Matt 14:28-30, Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.”
Jesus sent the disciples into the boat, while he dismissed the crowds He just ministered to and then he retired to a mountain to pray. After spending many hours in prayer, He was alone, from the presence of people, but not from the presence of the Father.
Jesus went to the disciples, but by this time the boat was far away from land, and the waves were beating against the ship. The disciples’ sailed in fear, and Jesus walked by faith; He trusted in the Father. The disciples saw Christ walking on the water, and they go from fear to fear.
But when Jesus called to them they recognized His voice, because His sheep hear His voice. Peter beckoned for the Lord to call him on the water, which Christ did. Peter was walking on the liquid wave by faith one second, and sinking beneath the surge in fear the next second. What changed? Peter saw the wind. But you can’t see the wind. He looked away, at something other than Jesus, going from faith to fear. He calls out to Jesus who lifts Peter up, and says, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt”? Heb 12:2 instructs us to “fix our eyes upon Jesus.”
Don’t walk by fear by looking at this pandemic, your financial situation, or other fears you may have as if God doesn’t know everything about you. You cannot add one second to your life by worrying. “We walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Cor 5:7), fix your gaze upon Christ alone!
Corum Deo: Is your gaze fixed upon your circumstances or upon Christ?
2 replies on “Fix Your Gaze Upon Jesus”
This is very reassuring. Our main business is to trust God to do something because he will.