Focus on Him, not the waves…


Life can be really tough right and what makes it worse is when we focus all our energy and attention on

the problems we are facing. We worry, stress out, fear, panic and fret as we dwell upon all the problems

we face but there is a better way.

I was stressing out this week. Things were not going well and I was panicking and anxious but I remembered

Peter.

In faith, Peter stepped out of the boat and walked on water but as he was approaching the

Lord the word says he began to be aware of his surroundings (the enormous waves and the wind)

and became frightened and began to sink. (read Matthew 14:27-30) 

 

“Instantly Jesus reached out His hand and caught and held him, saying to him, 

O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 

Matthew 14: 27-31

 

As long as Peter set his gaze upon the Lord he walked on water but when he took his eyes off the

Lord and focused on what was happening around him he began to sink and I know that’s what

was happening to me. But the Lord wants me to keep my eyes on Him in the midst of the trouble that

comes my way.

What are you focused on today?

Are you focused on your problems more than the Lord?

 

Consider  Psalm 91:14, 15:

“Because he has focused his love on Me, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows

my name. When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him in his distress. I will 

deliver him, and I will honor him.” 

 

The enemy would like us to get our minds off Christ. he doesn’t want us being victorious. he loves

it when we are in bondage, in fear, anxious and stressed.

But the Lord wants us to be free. He wants us to receive the answers and solutions we need to

the problems we are facing.

Let’s stop focusing on the waves. Let us focus on the Lord no matter how terrifying the storm is.

He is bigger than any storm we will ever face and that is why He wants us to focus on Him!

Bless you, friends…

 

Rolain

 

5 thoughts on “Focus on Him, not the waves…

  1. I have definitely been focused on the waves these last few weeks. Worry has encapsulated my mind. Job searching and unemployment has taken its toll and I feel so despondent lately. I wish I could say that I’m learning to look past the waves as of recent, but that’s not the case. Anyways, you are definitely not alone in these feelings

    • Hi Aurie.
      I do agree. Walking in faith is a battle. It’s not smooth sailing. It’s everyday making a decision to have faith over doubt even when there doesn’t seem to be a way. And at times it’s falling and getting up to try again.
      I have prayed for you that you get a job and will keep praying for you.
      Enjoy the rest of your week.

      Rolain

  2. Amen bro! Faith is a deliberate choice we do everyday. It’s a struggle indeed, but God is gracious to help us and deliver us when we sink and get stuck.

    Jesus instantly/immediately reached out when Peter cried out for help. That’s a great manifestation of how much He loves us.

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