25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Notes to take
When Peter first got off the boat, he began walking on the water. As long as his focus was on Jesus, this was able to happen. But, as soon as some type of distraction came (the wind), he took his focus off of Jesus and began to panic. Therefore, Peter began to sink. This certain story takes places in all of our lives. When we maintain focus on Jesus, even through the good and the bad, we are at peace. Unfortunately, the second something "unexpected" happens (hidden fees, a breakup, getting fired from a job, boss hates you, kids act up, you fail a class, and etc...) we began to panic. When we panic, we cause uncalled for stress, things start getting worse, and we sink. We must understand, when the wind comes, to maintain focus on God and he will keep us at peace. He will take care of whatever is going on. Just stay focused!