Keeping Our Eyes on the Lord

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He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Psalm 121:3-4

If we desire for our lives to be stable and steadfast, then we need to keep our eyes on Christ. In the book of Matthew, chapter 14, Jesus had gone up to the mountain to pray by Himself after ministering to a multitude of men and women. Later that evening, His disciples were in a boat crossing the Sea of Galilee to get to the other side towards Capernaum. But as they were crossing, they encountered a strong windy storm. About three to fours miles out, they saw Christ walking to them on the water. Peter, in a moment of tremendous faith, asked the Lord to command him to come out to Him by walking on the water. As long as he had his eyes on the Lord, he was steady. But the moment he took his eyes off the Lord and looked at the rough and stormy winds, he was afraid, became unstable and began to sink. So he cried out, “Lord, help me!” The moment we take our eyes off the Lord, we become unstable, we begin to waver in our faith, and we begin to doubt. But God wants us to know that we have nothing to fear. We should not keep our eyes on our circumstances or the situations that we are in, but rather on the Lord. He is there for us; He is there to hold us together; and He is there to put us back in the boat. No one else is going to do that. God’s thoughts for us are more than the sands of the sea and He is always watching over us. Let’s focus our eyes back on the faithfulness of God, because He will never fail us.