Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by the storms of life that you feared you’d never make it through? You’re not alone... most people have felt the same way at different points in their life.
One follower of Jesus named Peter quickly went from faith to fear right in the middle of a miracle. One night Jesus told his disciples to get into a boat and travel to the other side of the sea. But along the way, a storm rose up and started tossing Peter’s boat. While the disciples were in fear for their lives, Jesus came to them defying the laws of nature, walking on the water. In a surge of faith, Peter asked Jesus to let him come out and walk on the water with him, and when he stepped out of the boat onto the sea, he found himself suspended on the surface of the water! But when Peter took his eyes off of Jesus and focused on the waves, he began to sink into the very storm he has just walked on!
What he didn’t realize was there was no reason to fear the storm, because Jesus had already instructed them to go to the other side of the sea, not to perish in its waves. It was when he refocused his gaze on Jesus... the Greater Purpose... that the water rejected the laws of nature and suspended him above his trouble.
When you're going through a trial in life, don't allow the storm to steal your faith. Begin to turn your focus to the one who called you to the other side. You weren't called to perish in your problem, but to prevail in your purpose!