A lot of times we ask God “okay so what’s next” but God is waiting on you to move, He’s waiting on you to act on faith.
So the Israelites were scared because they were looking at the circumstances around them and not having faith in how God was going to save them. The same God who provided them food from heaven(manna) is the same God who made a path through the sea. The same God who delivered the Israelites from the Egyptians is the same God who will make sure we’re okay. You’re not stuck, you just need to wait on God. You’re not stuck, you just need to have faith.
It was time for Peter to move but instead of keeping his eyes focused on Jesus, he started to look at what was going on around him and was scared. We need to remember to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something. If Peter’s complete trust was on Jesus instead of the waves, he would’ve been fine. We need to stop looking at our circumstances and put our complete trust in God.
Jesus said anything is possible if you have faith. Faith is so important in our life, without faith none of us would be saved.
One quote that I’ll always remember is this: Faith is risky, but unbelief is deadly. Jesus is the only way to heaven and if you don’t believe that He is God’s Son and that He died on the cross for our sins there is no salvation for you. Not believing will kill you.
(“John 8:24- That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am the Messiah, the Son of God, you will die in your sins.”)
The Jewish leaders were blinded and didn’t realize that Jesus was God’s Son. The Bible is a book about people who did and didn’t have faith and how not trusting in God cost them.
(Esther 2:21-23- One day as Mordecai was on duty at the palace, two of the king’s eunuchs, Bigthan and Teresh—who were guards at the palace gate—became angry at the king and plotted to assassinate him. Mordecai heard about it and passed on the information to Queen Esther, who told the king, crediting Mordecai with the information. An investigation was made, the two men found guilty, and impaled alive. This was all duly recorded in the book of the history of King Ahasuerus’ reign.)
Esther became queen to save the Jews from death and without faith they would’ve died. She said “if I perish, I perish” and that was really bold of her.
This is just a reminder to yes, always wait on God, but also to have faith because you may be waiting on God and He’s waiting on you to act on faith. Also, be bold like Esther. Boldness helps in our walk with Christ so much!