Oh, how paltry our faith remains, and I admit that of my own faith in Christ Jesus. For, throughout the Bible, God repeatedly shows us that He and His ways are so much greater than our own ways and understanding. May He give me the grace to listen to the lessons that He wants to teach me. The first and greatest challenge to each of us is whether we are trusting His Savior AND His plan of salvation that are inseparably intertwined and that cannot exist as one without the other. Once we are saved by faith, alone, in the sinless blood and work of Christ, then the rest is about how we choose to walk with Him and allow Him to live through us.
22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a
ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes
23 And when he had sent the
multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening
was come, he was there alone.
the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was
25 And in the fourth watch
of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the
sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto
them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not
28 And Peter answered
him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he
walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning
to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught
him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore
didst thou doubt?
32 And when
they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying,
Of a truth thou art the Son of God.