As a Christian, I continually want to grow in my faith and relationship with Jesus. I always want his ways to continue replacing my own. More of Him, less of me. Personally, I know I will always be a work in progress, today, tomorrow, and years to come. This doesn’t change – this is as constant as time. We all fall short, and I can never be a perfect christian. Because there is no such thing. I will fall and then fall again. I know this. I also know that when I fall, I’ll cry out to Jesus. And just like with Peter, He will be there to catch me.
30. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31. Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
I bolded immediately because after reading this verse in about 20 different versions of the bible, 18 say immediately and the other two say At once and Instantly. Immediately, probably in much the same way a loving parent would reach out to saving their own child from drowning. But one thing to remember is Peter cried out for him to save him, putting all trust and hope in Jesus. Peter wanted to be saved.
I’ve now lived life on both sides, once following self and now following Jesus. If you’ve only lived on the one side, I’d like to encourage you to try following Jesus for awhile and see where it takes you. What do you have to lose? This doesn’t mean just going to church on Sundays or just reading a section of Matthew, although these are great starting points, but I mean really, seek and follow him and his ways on a daily basis. Give it a shot and see for yourself. And if you do this, you will find the truth. You will see. And I can promise this; You will, only because He has said you will, and there is no lie in Him.