JESUS WALKS ON THE WATER
Right after Jesus fed the multitude, He told His disciples to get in the boat and go to Bethsaida on the other side of the sea of Galilee. He then sent the multitude away and went to the mountain and prayed. At about the fourth watch, which is between 3 am and 6 am, Jesus caught up with His disciples walking on water. The disciples were still in the middle of the sea of Galilee because they were struggling to row against the strong wind. But when they saw Jesus walking on the water, they were terrified because they thought they saw a ghost. But immediately, Jesus spoke to them and said, "Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid." The wind stopped as soon as He got into the boat with them. The disciples were astonished, for they hadn't understood Jesus' supernatural power, even though they had seen Jesus multiply the loaves and the fish in feeding the multitude. As soon as they arrived at the shore, the people recognized Jesus, and immediately, the people from that region came to Him for healing. (Mark 6:45-56).
How many times have we got into a situation where we are worried or terrified about something? We are probably stressing out and not able to eat and sleep. But Jesus is telling us the same encouragement that He told His disciples, "Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid." The only security this world can never take away from us is our security in Jesus. The security in our family, jobs, and possessions, such as money and retirement, can easily vanish instantly. However, God's faithful promise that He will be with us forever will never vanish. Our wealth and our health can be gone tomorrow, but our security in Jesus will never fade away. Isaiah 54:10 says, "'For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,' says the LORD, who has mercy on you." Although God promised these words to the nation of Israel, we can apply this verse to us because we are God's children.
When we are concerned about today or tomorrow, let us remember the words of Jesus, "Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid." Our God has the supernatural power to rescue us from any situations we face. Let us trust in Jesus because He promised He would never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
Ask yourself these questions: Where is my security found? Do I believe in my heart that God will take care of me no matter what happens in my life? What should be my attitude when I am worried?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you that you are my true security. No matter what is going on in this world, I believe I will be alright because you will provide everything I need. Please help me overcome my worries and fear about tomorrow, for you are greater than any problems I face, and you promised that you would take care of me. Thank you, Father, for always being there. In the name of your Son, Jesus, I pray. Amen.