Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. – Matthew 21:21
One night, the disciples of Jesus were in a boat, far out at sea, and suddenly they saw someone walking towards them on the water. They were terrified because they thought it was a ghost but it turned out to be the Master Himself. One of them, Simon Peter, dared to say, “Lord, if it’s you ask me to come to you”. Interestingly, Jesus didn’t say, “No! Walking on water requires lots of prayerfulness boy!” Rather, He spoke one word to Peter and said, “Come!” Peter jumped out of the boat and began walking on the water to Jesus.
But something happened next that changed the course of the story. Peter looked at the raging winds, and immediately, he began to sink. The question is: what was the connection between fear and the water? Why did the water which up until that time held him up, suddenly give way beneath his feet? Notice that as the Master quickly reached out to save Peter, He didn’t say, “Oh Peter, you stepped on the wrong spot”, instead He asked him, “Why did you doubt?” It was doubt that deactivated the power of the word “Come” which Jesus had spoken to him.
If Peter had not doubted, the water would have held him up as perfectly as it help up Jesus. Never allow doubt to creep into your heart. Doubt breeds fear, and fear is of the devil; it’s his tool to deactivate your faith. Thus you must not accommodate doubt, fear or unbelief in your life. Doubt has robbed many of the opportunity to function at the level God has called them into. Build absolute confidence in the Word of God, for it never fails. All that Peter and the other disciples needed was that Word “Come” spoken by the Master, and they all could have walked and danced on that water.
Learn to keep your attention fully on what the Word of God says, and you’ll never be overwhelmed by the circumstances of life. Rather, the same situations that challenge others will be your platform for victories. God’s Word is trustworthy and dependable, so believe it with all your heart and refuse to doubt.
For more, please read and study: Matthew 14:29-31; Mark 11:23
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Proclamation of Faith
My faith in God and His eternal Word is unshakable! I refuse to doubt the integrity of God’s Word. I’ve made an unqualified committal of my entire being to the Word of God. I live by the Word of God, and refuse to give consideration to any situation or information that is contrary to the provisions of God’s Word. Hallelujah!