Keep Your Eyes On Jesus

In Matthew 14, after feeding the five thousand, Jesus sent his disciples on a boat across the Sea of Galilee, and Jesus went up a mountain alone to pray. In the middle of the night, the disciples were struggling in their
journey across the Sea of Galilee. The waves were beating the boat and the wind was against them. Much to their surprise, Jesus came to them walking on the water. At first, they were terrified, thinking he was a
ghost. But Jesus told them, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

At this point in the story, Peter did something incredible. Peter asked Jesus to command him to go to him walking on the water too. When Jesus told him to come to him, Peter stepped out of the boat and walked
on the water. The problem came when he took his eyes off Jesus. Peter saw the wind and the waves and got scared, and so he began to sink.When he called out to Jesus for help, Jesus pulled him up and said,
“O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matt. 14:31).

We see in this story just how important it is to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus rather than on our circumstances. With his eyes on Jesus, Peter was able to do something no one but Jesus had ever done before. But, when he focused on the waves and the wind, he began to doubt, and found himself sinking. Whatever storms come your way in this life, don’t focus on the storm, keep your eyes on Jesus, and he’ll see you through.