“…but when he saw the wind and the waves, he was afraid and began to sink and cried, ‘Lord, save me!’ And immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him…” ~ Matthew 14:30-31
After reading this portion of Scripture in its entirety, I’m always awe struck by the fact that Jesus immediately stretched out His hand and caught him, and that Peter must have made it close enough to Jesus to have been immediately caught.
And there’s something else. And the end of this portion, when Peter and Jesus make it back to the boat, the storm stops and they are at the other side where Jesus needed to be. Which leads me to believe that sometimes the storm is allowed to push us into our next level.
What?! Why would God use something destructive and scary in order to push us?!
Maybe He uses it in order to push us in the correct direction He wants us to go in. Maybe without the storm, with its violent winds and waves, we wouldn’t be moving at all and get comfortable. Maybe some of us are chosen for deeper in order to win others to the Kingdom.
And when we do go in His direction and start to sink, He’ll always be there to catch when we call on Him.