Don’t Look At The Wrong Thing

Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous,he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

If we keep our eyes on Jesus, our faith will be focused on the source of our safety – the Son of God.

When our eyes are focused on the right person, his power is released into our life.

The Bible says Peter actually succeeded in walking on the water! It was only when he looked away from Jesus that Peter “saw that the wind was boisterous” – and as soon as he was looking at his circumstance instead of at his Lord, “he was afraid”, and began to sink!

When the “winds” in your life are “boisterous” (loud and scary), keep your eyes (and your thoughts, and the words that come out of your mouth) centered on Jesus. He will empower you to walk on the stormy sea of life!

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at