Daily Devotional Details


When [Peter] saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately, Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “Why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:30-31 (NIV)

If you go on pouring out all your worries to God in prayer, your prayer will become an exercise in looking at the wind. It will be a form of worrying on your knees.

The prescription for fear is to stop looking at it, and to get your eyes fixed on Christ. You need to worship. You need to bring Jesus into view. You need to fill your mind with the greatness, power, glory, and beauty of your Savior, until you come to the point where you can trust Him in the wind. That is exactly what Peter did.

Notice what happened: “Immediately, Jesus reached out his hand and caught him” (14:31). The marvelous thing is your final security does not depend on the strength of your faith, but on the strength of your Savior. Jesus caught him.

Charles Price helpfully observes, “The waves that threatened to be over Peter’s head were under Jesus’s feet.” Whatever threatens to be over your head, you can be sure it is under His feet. “You of little faith…why did you doubt?” (14:31).

Have you ever prayed about a problem and then when you were done, your anxiety and worry increased? Why might that happen?