Thursday, February 7, 2013

impossible; part one

Matthew 14:27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

Call out to Jesus in times of trouble; he is always there, immediately there; he wants to hear from you.

Matthew 14:28  Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

Testing God; if you are really who you say you are; do the impossible; allow me to walk on water. 

Matthew 14:29(a) "Come,” he said.

Simple command; doesn't have to back up who he is; doesn't have to give his credentials of what he's already done that was the impossible, he fed 5000, healed the sick, etc.  "I am who I am; come". 

Matthew 14:29 (b) Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

He did the impossible; he walked on water.

Matthew 14:30  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

He started to doubt when circumstances became too tough or seemed impossible to overcome.  He saw the wind; he took his eyes off Jesus and he began to be afraid, to sink.

We must keep our eyes on Jesus; we must believe he is capable of doing the impossible if he chooses to do so. We must not doubt.  We must not be afraid.

Matthew 14:31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Why do we doubt? Why don't we believe? Why don't we trust?

We know better.  We know God is more than able to do the impossible. We've seen it documented in the Bible; seen it documented in our own lives, yet we still at times are of little faith and we doubt.

Lord, increase my faith, remove my doubt.  You can do the impossible.

Jeremiah 32:27 I am the Lord, the God of all mankind, is anything too hard for me?

No Lord, nothing is too hard for you.


  1. Your reading of this passage makes it so relevant to life today. And once again, I can see how I can apply it to my own circumstances

  2. Agreeing with Kit. I've been feeling down lately about my daughter who has autism. God can still do great things in her life. Thank you for the reminder.

  3. Wonderful reminder of where we should set our sights and what we should put our faith in. :)