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Staying Afloat

"Come," he said. Then 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!" Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"  Matthew 14:29-31 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Buoys are found in every ocean on the planet.

Buoys provide valuable data for weather forecasting and boating conditions. Many people around the world depend on their information to predict deadly events like tsunamis. They are strong and dependable and can withstand difficult water and weather conditions. Essentially, buoys are unsinkable because of the way they are anchored.

Peter was afraid and overwhelmed. Once he took his eyes off Jesus, he sank. Jesus caught him, but told him he had little faith.

Life can make us feel as if we are tossed about. We cannot avoid life’s storms, but we can cling to the One who will keep us above the waves. Every day, Jesus reaches out His hand to us. The life preserver is our faith that He will pull us out of our situation.

If we are anchored to a solid foundation, we will not sink when the waves get rough. Jesus is that foundation. Daily highs and lows can leave us drowning in loneliness, sickness, or debt, but Jesus will rescue us if we believe.

Anchor to faith in Christ. He will keep you afloat in all situations.

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Jennifer Stengel-Mohr

Jennifer Stengel-Mohr grew up in New York but moved to Pennsylvania in search of a quieter life. There, she began her ministry. Her passion is helping others know the power of the Lord in their life. Jennifer has spoken at several women’s ministry retreats and events. She is a wife, mother, and linguistics professor who enjoys using the arts to connect people, language, and the gospel.