I'll bet Peter felt a lot better after that!! It's
terrible when you're sinking and don't know what to do. Peter had it
right. He called out "Save me, Lord!"
Did you know you can call out to Jesus anytime,
too? He's still alive and up in heaven sitting at the right hand
of God. And do you know what He's doing there? He's praying
for each one of us - YOU TOO!
The Bible says, "Who then will condemn us? Will
Christ Jesus? No, for he is the one who died for us and was raised to
life for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God,
pleading for us." (Romans 8:34, NLT).
When I find myself in a situation I can't get out of, I
call out to God. He wants us to call on Him. Elijah called
on God when he needed His help and God sent fire down
from heaven to show everyone He was real! (1 Kings 8:24)
The prophet Joel said that "everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved" (Joel 2:32, NIV), and
the apostle Paul repeated these same words when he said, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be
saved" (Romans 10:13, NIV).
I know a woman who was in a terrible situation. She didn't know much
about Jesus at all. In fact, she was a Bhuddist. But Bhudda
was dead and couldn't help her at all. One day she called out to
Jesus: "Jesus, get me out of here!"
And he did. God gave her a whole new life.
I want you to remember that if you ever find yourself in
a bad situation, call out to God like Peter did: "Lord, save me!!"
Don't look at the waves and the wind. Look at
Jesus. Call out to Him. And Jesus will reach down, and even
if He doesn't take you out of the bad situation that instant, He can
still give you peace in your heart while you're there.
And like Peter, I hope you'll feel better, too!
P.S. You know what else I think is cool
about this story? Jesus walked on water! And not only Jesus,
but Peter did too, when he put his faith in Jesus. But when Peter
took his eyes off Jesus, he sank. By putting our faith in Jesus we
can do some incredible things.
In fact, Jesus himself said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the
(John 14:12, NIV).
Can you imagine doing greater things than
Jesus!?! But that's what Jesus said. So get your faith in gear
and keep your eyes on Jesus!!
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