In Matthew, after Peter stepped out towards Jesus, he had a moment of feeling afraid and he actually started to sink in the water.
The next verses are key: “Immediately” Jesus put His hand out and grabbed him. At the end of the experience, the disciples watching on the boat said of Jesus, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
We don’t have to do things perfectly. Peter stepped out imperfectly and was a recipient of God’s ability to immediately help us. His step of faith brought encouragement and faith to those watching him.
This picture gives assurance that when we step out, even if we falter, God’s heart towards us is to immediately help. The community around us still gets to see the power of God.
In the previous devotional we pictured something that was a risk, and then pictured Jesus being the one inviting us to step out.
Consider your greatest fear in stepping out and then picture what it would look like for Jesus to be right there if that were to happen.
Let that picture push away the fear of failure.
May God give us more courage to step out!
by Natalie Neubauer
YWAM Newcastle Staff