Faith puts more trust in what God has said than in what man has made. Peter stepped out of the man made boat onto God’s word and walked on water. The walk of faith starts out with the first step but one step is not a walk, one must follow up with other steps as Peter did. His faith was demonstrated in his walk and in the fact that Jesus was keeping him above the water. Faith walks and every step is backed, assured and supported by the wonder working power of God. Heaven rallies behind true faith.
Scripture continues, “But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’” Matthew 14:30
Note here that faith can fail; the true test of faith is not how well it starts but how well it finishes. Read 2 Timothy 4:7, Faith will always fail when one removes their focus from Jesus to something else be it good or bad. Thank God Peter didn’t try to swim and save himself but he prayed/ cried to Jesus for help. “Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Paul demonstrates that he also understands the cry of faith when he quoted Joel, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 Belief only becomes faith when it moves our tongue and feet. We must contend for the faith and keep the focus on Christ. Failure to do this will result in a failed faith. If your faith has failed or is failing don’t despair, Jesus is still near, cry out to Him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I stand on your word in James 5:13 (NIV), “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray.” Please help my unbelief.