Untamed Faith | Treading the Waves of Doubt

Untamed Faith | Treading the Waves of Doubt

This profound message speaks to the heart of our human journey, resonating deeply with the account from Mathew 14:22-33.

At the core of this narrative is the age-old tussle between faith and doubt, a struggle I believe each one of us grapples with in life’s stormy seas. In the Biblical account, Peter, full of faith, steps out onto the water to meet Jesus. However, the moment he lets fear and doubt seep into his heart, he begins to sink. It’s a potent reminder for us. When our eyes are fixed on Jesus, when we fully embrace an untamed, unfettered faith, we can accomplish the seemingly impossible.

Yet, isn’t it so easy to be like Peter? We step out in faith, we’re doing okay, but then we start noticing the waves. The wind roars, life’s challenges intensify, and before we know it, doubt and fear creep in. We start to sink. It’s a pattern I’ve found myself repeating too many times.

However, the beauty of this story, and of our faith, lies not in our perfection but in Jesus’ response to our imperfections. Even in Peter’s doubt, Jesus reached out His hand and saved him. It’s a comforting reminder that even when we falter, when our faith seems as unstable as the sea beneath our feet, His grace is sufficient. He doesn’t cast us aside but lovingly pulls us back to safety.

So, how can we maintain an untamed faith amidst the surging waves of doubt? I’d suggest it’s all about perspective, about keeping our eyes firmly fixed on Him. He doesn’t promise us a life devoid of storms, but He does promise to be with us through them. As we wade through the turbulent waters of life, may we constantly remind ourselves of His enduring love and never-ending grace. It’s not about avoiding the storm, but rather learning to dance in the rain.

To sum it up, “Untamed Faith: Treading the Waves of Doubt” is a powerful call to courage, a gentle reminder that faith isn’t the absence of doubt but the decision to trust God despite the uncertainty. It’s about learning from Peter’s experience and choosing to fix our eyes on Jesus, not on the waves. Remember, when you’re treading the waves of doubt, reach out to Him. He’s always ready to pull you back into the boat. So, keep your faith untamed, tread the waves of doubt, and remember – you’re not alone in the storm.


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