Matthew 14: 29-30

“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and,

beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Most of us know that Peter walked on water, but what you might not remember is that he walked on water in the midst of a terrible storm. The circumstances surrounding Peter didn’t matter as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus. It was only when he took his eyes off Jesus that he began to sink.

The same is true for us during our storms.

We can overcome our circumstances no matter how horrible they are if we keep our eyes on Jesus. When we stay focused on Jesus, we are able to remember his love for us and his power over all the universe. Keeping our eyes on Jesus will fill us with love, peace, joy, and power. We may not be able to change our circumstances, but we can choose how to react to those circumstances.

It’s not easy! I know.

As I struggle with the results of my brain tumor, there are days I’m tempted to give up and give in. God is a faithful God. If we draw near him, he will be there waiting for us. Giving us the hope, comfort, encouragement, and peace we need to face the day with a smile.

When we take our eyes off Jesus, then we see our circumstances and that’s when we start sinking.

The choice is ours: focus on Jesus or focus on our circumstances.

What will you do?

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