Could you walk on water?

I wish I had the faith to take that first step.

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17, NASB

What is faith? According to Hebrews 11: 1, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

Faith is not merely being convinced of the truth, whether it is proven or not, there is also the element of embracing that truth and acting upon it.

Peter heard the words of Christ from Jesus Himself, and he illustrated Romans 10:17 when he walked on the water in Matthew 14:28-31: “Peter said to Him, ‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’ And He said, ‘Come!’ And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’”

Most people focus on Peter’s lack of faith, because he lost focus and sank. I have always marveled at the strength of Peter’s faith. He left the boat and walked on water before he became afraid and let his fear overcome his faith. He is the only person I know of who walked on water besides Jesus. Think of what we could accomplish together as a unified body if we had the faith which Peter exhibited in those moments! We could move mountains.

Dear Lord, I pray that you would give me faith to trust You when I cannot see the future.

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6 thoughts on “Could you walk on water?

  1. Susan Kaye

    That first step’s a doozy! I’ve taken a couple of those steps in my life and while I have to say most of them long-term have turned out to be miserable failures in so many ways, the actual act of hoisting my leg over was exhilarating beyond my wildest dreams. And the lessons learned have been priceless.

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    1. Robin Helm

      I can relate to that. I would imagine that Peter felt just as you did on those occasions, too. For the rest of his life, he must have remembered those few moments very vividly, and, reading of his great faith after that time, he seems to have learned lessons which affected him eternally.

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