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Keep your eyes on Jesus in both good and bad times

Further reading at Matthew 14:25-33

Do you pray to God when things go wrong but continue on your own when things are good? With evil becoming more prevalent and situations becoming bleaker, now is the time to ramp up your prayer life and keep your eyes firmly focused on Jesus.

The Bible teaches us in Matthew 14 how one of Jesus’s disciples, Peter, was walking on the water because he was focusing on Jesus (compare to us when things are going good) but then he began to sink because he became afraid of the wind and the waves (compare to us when things turn and we lose our focus). See the similarity?

Trust the Lord to lead you in all that you do whether you are in a good place or things aren’t looking so good. I would encourage you to pick up your Bible and read the scripture at Matthew 14:25-33 and see where it leads you. It’s so much better reading the word from the Bible but if you don’t have a Bible to hand, read on;

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, 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?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:25-33

If you believe in Jesus, he will be there for you. Believing doesn’t always mean that you’ll have an easy life but knowing that Jesus is with you every step of the way means your trust is well-founded. When times are tough, as they are for a lot of people right now, and we all have our own battles to contend with, Jesus Christ will give you the strength to get through the storm.

If you’re reading this and haven’t yet placed your faith in Jesus, it’s not too late. Ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour, pray and start reading your Bible.

I pray that God be with you whatever stage you are at, there’s always something to be worried about but we all have something we can be thankful for.

Peace and love to you all Rachel at Leap of Faith

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