And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. Matthew 14:29-30
It has often been stated that when Peter walked on the water to go to Jesus, as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus he was able to walk on the water. That is a true statement. Something else that has been noted about this story is that Peter took his eyes off Jesus when the wind picked up or a storm began. Various pastors have noted that Peter would not have been able to walk on the water without Jesus on a calm day, so the storm should have made no difference or affected his faith in terms of walking on the water. The same is true in our own lives. Often we have faith to overcome or to walk in the supernatural until a storm shows up in our lives. During those times, it is important to remember that the same God that was present before the storm is also present during the storm and we can continue to do the impossible because “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Sometimes we may even reason that God cannot possibly help us because we have sinned in some way and even caused the storm. Always remember that it is God who works things together for good in our lives on our “holiest” day and when we fall short as well. God is not constrained by the storm or our sin. Continue to keep your eyes on Jesus and walk in the supernatural every time!