Day 13: Monday, March 18th, 2019


“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “Tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

Matthew 14:28-29 (NIV)


“You can’t walk on the water if you don’t get out of the boat.” I first saw this in an Upper Room devotional. Like Peter, we all want to walk on the water. But do we have the faith to step out of the boat? Years ago, I was in a job crisis. My job was ok but not what I was supposed to be doing. I knew I needed to find something else but that was scary. And who likes to job hunt? All those interviews and rejections – not me! But then I read this devotional and realized that I could “walk on the water,” but first I had to get out of the boat. I have framed this saying and keep it by my desk to remind me every day that “walking on water” is possible but only if I have the faith to step out of the boat in the first place.


Prayer: Our most gracious heavenly Father give me the strength of faith to step out of the boat and walk on the water. Amen.



Contributed by Anne Hoel