Daily Reflections

Don’t Sink

April 13, 2021 Erin Davis

When he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” —Matthew 14:30

In Matthew 14, the disciples hopped in a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. Soon enough, Jesus caught up to them as they huddled in their storm-tossed boat. Walking on the surface of the water, He approached them.

Ever eager to impress his Savior, Peter got a burst of confidence, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water” (v. 28).

Scripture asks us to approach God with confidence (Heb. 4:16) and to pray with boldness (James 1:6), but I find that often the waves of life cause my confidence to sink. I struggle to reach toward prayer as a life raft.

As I look again at this story, I’m reminded that Peter did not sink. How? He cried out to the Lord.

What’s giving you a sinking feeling today? What threatens to overwhelm your confidence in Jesus? Don’t tread water, and don’t sink into despair. Cry out to the Lord! And discover, like Peter did, that His hand is already extended toward you.

Make it Personal

Pray for those areas of life where you’re overwhelmed, that Jesus will give you renewed confidence in Him.