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Molly’s Minute: Eyes On Jesus, Not The Storm

January 23, 2023

In Matthew chapter 14, the disciples are crossing the sea in a boat, when a big storm hits

The wind is howling, the rain is pouring, the waves are huge. And the disciples are terrified.

But then, Jesus approaches the boat, walking on the water.

Jesus tells Peter to get out of the boat and come to Him. So, Peter looks at Jesus, gets out of the boat, and takes a few steps on the water.

But then, Peter’s gaze shifts.

He looks away from Jesus and to the storm raging around him. Fear consumes him, and he starts to sink down into the water.

When we focus on the storms in life, just like Peter, we can get overwhelmed and scared.

But if Peter had just kept his eyes on Jesus, he wouldn’t have been afraid. Because instead of focusing on how big the storm was, he would have remembered how big his God is.

So today, let’s learn from Peter. And let’s fix our eyes—not on the storm around us—but on the one who is in control of it all.

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

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