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Don’t Look Down!

Matthew 14: 24-31 (The Message Bible) Meanwhile, the boat was far out to sea when the wind came up against them and they were battered by the waves. At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. “A ghost!” they said, crying out in terror.

But Jesus was quick to comfort them. “Courage, it’s me. Don’t be afraid.”

Peter, suddenly bold, said, “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.”

He said, “Come ahead.”

Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. But when he looked down at the waves churning beneath his feet, he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, “Master, save me!”

Jesus didn’t hesitate. He reached down and grabbed his hand. Then he said, “Faint-heart, what got into you?”

Couple things jump out at me in this story.

1. Peter was fine until he looked down. ‘nuf said.

2. Jesus didn’t hesitate to help when he cried out.

Stop beating yourself up….God’s not mad at you, He’s right there ready to pull you up!

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