Manna For Today: Friday, October 2, 2015
Matthew 14:22-33 – Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. 23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. 24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” 31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”
After reading these passages of scripture, contemplate the following:
1. Sometimes Jesus sends us into circumstances that may get turbulent at times but remember He’s always right there when you need Him.
2. Sometimes we can engage in needless fear; He’s not there to harm but to help. Should you fall victim to fear, you can find courage in Him!
3. Sometimes we can begin to doubt what God has told us to do. Know that mistakes don’t make us a mistake. We can cry out to Him at any point in our journey and He will help us!
4. Jesus really is Lord!
Peace and blessings!