KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 14:24-25 (KJV). “But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.”
When the disciples of the Lord were sailing to their destination, the Bible said the waves was against them and they were tossed by the winds. They were in a very critical state. The irony of this case is that, it was the Lord who asked them to go in the ship. In certain life challenges one may be in the will of God, doing what the word says, yet adversity may arise. It may be a life-threatening situation, yet never despair. This condition was definitely a satanic work that came to challenge the word the Lord gave to them. In the midst of all the troubles they were going through the Lord had seen it and decided to come to them and calm down that situation for them. The Lord came to them at the fourth watch. This was about 3 am. He will come irrespective of the moment.
The Lord came to them walking on the water, the very problem that was threatening their lives. Why didn’t the Lord pray for them at His moment of prayer, but had to come personally? He walked on the water to them because He was demonstrating the following points to them.
1.He would never leave them and us to face any crisis alone. He would always be present to see us through Heb 13:5
2.He demonstrated that He would always watch over His promise to perform it. Jer 1:12 NHEB “Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well; for I watch over my word to perform it.” The Lord asked them to go in a ship and had to make sure they got to the end of their journey
3. He also showed that he is master over every problem, as he walked over the water, which was their problem at that moment.
What must we do in moments of trial?
1.To be rest assured of His presence with you always. Matt 28:20
2. Never to be worried about any crises you may be going through. Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
3. Ask him for answers or speak to the situation to submit to you in Jesus’ name and thank him for answering you. Mark 11:23
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your ever abiding presence. Thank you, Lord, that, because you are in me, I overcome every challenge.
1 John 4:4 (KJV). “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
Hebrews 13:5 NHEB “Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”