Lord, Save Me!

But when he looked down at the waves churning beneath his feet, he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, “Master, save me!”
(Matthew 14:30 MSG)

Peter remembered the source of his strength when he cried out, “Master, save me!” (Matthew 14:30). After all, it was because of the Master that Peter had stepped out of the boat and walked on water in the first place. His cry for help reminds me of David’s song of deliverance in Psalm 18, “But me He caught—reached all the way from sky to sea; He pulled me out of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved – surprised to be loved” (v.16). I’m reminded of another Psalm where God promises, “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me” (50:15 NIV). That’s exactly what Jesus did for Peter; He delivered him, and He will do the same for us when we feel as though we’re drowning in our troubles. After all, He is our Savior! Isn’t that wonderful news?

Excerpt from the chapter, “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus,” Rise Above

Image: Liz Swindle, “Be Not Afraid”

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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