Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 107 Recovery Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”

“Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and beginning to sink, cried out; “Lord, save me!”
Matt. 14:29-30

Did Peter have faith? Sure he did! But what cause him to falter in the incident above?

In this passage of scripture, we see that Peter’s sight was actually a hindrance. Once he had stepped out of the boat, he could have just marveled over the miracle of walking on water and not allowed his sight and reasoning to take over. I guess it is only human to note the dangers.

It is the same lesson that we need to learn. It is so easy to “see” and pay attention to the unpleasant things; the dark nights of the soul – that we lose focus of the bountiful blessings that we have been enjoying all the while. It is easy to just see the small black spot on a white dress – so to speak.

The Word of God teaches us to walk by faith and not by sight. One will not prevail by measuring the waves or gauging the strength of the wind. Attempting to survey the danger or the problem may actually cause you to ‘sink’ into it.

During those moments, we have to learn to “lift up our eyes to the hills.” (Psalm 121:1) and go forward regardless. That will cause you to overcome. We have to learn to ‘see’ more the right things and think more of the right thoughts in order not to be ‘drowned’ by the sea of life’s troubles.

Some of us are more prone in merely using our mind, reasoning and human sight.

For this, we need help and our Counselor, the Holy Spirit will steer us to the right directions as we rely on Him.

Pr Lawrence.