Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. – Matthew 14:25
Sometimes, the journey of our lives get to a point (in the middle of it) when we are no longer certain about it; for everything around us becomes contrary to us and our voyage. This is the scenario we see in this passage with the disciples of Jesus. The wind that was supposed to aid their sail became contrary to them – threw them off balance and made them uncertain about getting to their destination. This happened at the fourth watch of the night; that is, at a most critical hour of the night, the last minute, when they were prone to giving up.
However, Jesus showed up right on time for them. He walked on water to teach them to learn to conquer that which confronts them. Every so often, the things God expects us to do can scare us. For some, the vision He gave you looks scary because of the enormity, while for others, the desire and dream He has placed in your heart seem unattainable. But just like He said to the disciples then, I say to you today, “Be of good cheer.” If Jesus has given you a dream and an assignment, He is also able to accomplish it through you, with you and for you.
If God gave you a word to accomplish something that seems impossible, then you too can walk on water like Peter did. You say, “Pastor, why water?” Because water is the most unlikely place for a human to walk. It is liquid, unstable and unreliable. Meaning, if you will accomplish much for God and make remarkable progress in your life, you will have to put all your trust in God, resting and trusting in His word and not in things that cannot support you. To walk on water then simply means to WALK BY FAITH! God wants you to look away from everything around you and fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith.
Ask for the grace to put your total reliance on God’s ability to accomplish the dreams and assignments of your life; that you will walk on water by faith and make remarkable progress this year.