Fear Almost Sank Peter – C A C Living Water Devotional
THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Sunday, May 2, 2021.
TOPIC: FEAR ALMOST SANK PETER
Read: Matthew 14:25-31
25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, b he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (1 Timothy 1:7)
Today is World Tuna Day, and tuna itself, is a large fast-swimming, widely distributed ocean fish with a tapering body, large formed tail, and pointed head, native to warm and temperate waters. On this note, it is not out of place to look at Peter’s experience on the sea with Jesus that almost sank him.
Fear is an empty force, created and empowered by our mind, based on situations around us. See Peter who took the bold steps of walking on water with Jesus, while the storm raged, immediately redirecting his attention on the storms and away from Christ. Hear the storm telling him, “You are going to sink.” Lo and behold, Peter began to sink. Dear has several disastrous effects, if we give in to it.
Fear torments, making one to lose his comfort. Fear brings limitation and setback. Fear creates worries and negatives thoughts. Dear is a killer and can turn great men to cowards. Fear is a sinker; it sinks destiny. Peter, the bold disciple, lost his balance to fear, and began to sink immediately. Was it not for fear that the same Peter opted for the denial of his Lord and Saviour at that must crucial period, despite having boasted that it would never happen, come what may, when warned by the Lord?
Many persons that are backward in life, on their sickbeds, and some who have gone to their early graves, were victims of fear. They gave room to fear and paid dearly for it. Fear not appears several times in the 2 Tim.1:7, fear is a spirit… Spirit of fear. Therefore, to overcome it, a more powerful Spirit is needed, and that is the Spirit of God, Whom anyone genuinely born again possesses. He is the Spirit of power, love, and sound mind. If we operate with God’s Spirit, we eliminate the Spirit of fear from our lives, making it to be only a mirage and not a reality, for where the Spirit of God is, there is liberty (2 Cor.3:17).
- I receive the Spirit of boldness to conquer the fears of my life, in Jesus name.
- Today, I become victorious in the battle of life, in Jesus name.
- Lord, deliver our youth from the fear of poverty that leads them into godless practices.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
1 Samuel 20:14 – 22:20, Luke 20:28 – 21:2
Author: CAC Worldwide