John 6:16-24 (NRSV)
Jesus Walks on the Water
16When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified.
20But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.
Psalm 107:30 (ESV)
Then they were glad that the waters were quiet,
and he brought them to their desired haven.
In Matthew’s account of the story of Jesus walking on the water, Peter asks if he can walk on water, too. Jesus tells him, “Come.”
Jesus asked the man at the pool of Bethesda, “Do you want to be healed?”
Can you tell God what you want, and trust God for it, even though it seems beyond you? Then come.
HERE is Britt Nicole singing “Walk on the Water.”
22The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesus had not got into the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23Then some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
1) Craig Groeschel said, “Never let the presence of a storm cause you to doubt the presence of God.” What can you do to help you not to doubt God’s abiding presence?
2) Tell Jesus that you trust him to bring you to your desired haven.
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