Many times we widows, like Peter, “walk on water,” but adversity comes and suddenly we begin to sink. We see the storm, feel the waves lapping around our ankles, and despair for our very existence. However, we should learn from Peter the solution to our agony. He cried, “Lord, save me!” Rather than our pondering the distress, strong winds necessitate quick action: call to Jesus. He is our only help when life’s situations seem impossible and adversity is raging.
In Peter’s situation, Jesus stretched out His hand and saved him. Jesus will do the same for us. If we will call to Him in our crisis, He wants to save us before we are overtaken by the winds and waves. However, His sustaining Peter did not cause all of the winds to immediately cease. The wind only ceased after Peter had conquered the storm with the help of Jesus. Have you ever wondered how Peter went back to the boat? Did Jesus pick him up and carry him back to the boat? I honestly do not believe that happened. Instead, I believe Jesus, who was a master teacher and was teaching Peter through the experience, took Peter by the hand and walked him to the boat. Peter still had to walk on the rough waves, but now he could do it because he was holding onto Jesus, his only hope.
If you feel that life’s wind is about to blow you into the cresting waves of adversity, call to Jesus. He is waiting to take your hand and help you walk through your despair to the safety of hope in Him. Jesus will never leave you alone to drown in life’s storms. Take the hand of your Savior, for with Him by your side you can walk on water too.