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God will rescue you if you pray

Matthew 14:24-32, “But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. [25] And in the…

Matthew 14:24-32, “But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. [25] And in the fourth watch of the night (three and six o’clock in the morning) Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. [26] And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. [27] But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. [28] And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. [29] And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. [30] But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. [31] And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? [32] And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.”  

It is great to always read the Bible and allow the Holy Book written Word to speak into your life. 

This scripture gives us an account of how the Lord saved His disciples from a storm and made Peter to walk on water; something which no man had done before (except of course Jesus). He did the impossible. One word from the Lord sustained Peter on the water. It is possible to do the impossible. 

Abraham proved that a late starter can still make it big. It is never too late. Obama has proved that it is possible for a black man to beat all odds and become the president of America in a nation where blacks suffered all sorts of discrimination, rising from the ashes of slavery. The life of Joseph showed that the conspiracy of household enemies does not need to stop you from fulfilling your destiny. It is possible to beat all odds and arrive at the top. What about Ruth? Her life shows that God can turn disappointments into testimonies. 

I believe also that one of the reasons this story is recorded in the Bible is this: We sometimes start struggling with a revelation we have been walking in successfully. Have you ever enjoyed walking in the revelation of divine health and healing? There comes some bigger wave of the same problem that makes one to begin to doubt what one knows. Peter saw the waves and began to sink. He was walking successfully in that particular revelation until he saw the wave. The wave may be big, but the Lord is by your side.  

Revelation loses its potency over time. Each time we look at the waves instead of the Lord, we start sinking into defeat. 

What do you do when this happens? How do you recover lost faith in a revelation you once successfully walked in? 

1. Switch focus. Stop looking at your problem. Focusing on your problem reduces your faith to the point it can no longer sustain you. Look for the hand of the Master. Look in His direction. We must constantly return to the Lord for inspiration. This is done through prayer and study of the Word. Look unto the Lord, the Author and finisher of our faith. Read that revelation and meditate on the Word of God. Read testimonies of others who survived a similar problem. This will strengthen your faith. Attend every fellowship meeting and listen attentively to the Word preached; it is the Word of faith.

2. Cry out to the Lord for help. Those who are not prayerful can drown even in the presence of the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit for help. Help is available to all but only those who seek for it get it. 

Matthew 7:7-8, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: [8] For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

Everyone who asks receives.   

Proverbs 15:8, “8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.” 

God delights in the prayer of the upright. Always remember this. The devil makes it look as if God is not interested in solving your problems and so one has to persuade Him and He may sometimes hear and reluctantly do a few things. No; God delights in the prayer of His saints! He is not scared of your requests; He has more than enough to give to everyone who will ask Him. And no situation is beyond His power. Nothing is impossible with Him (Luke 1:37). 

Look at what He said in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” What a wonderful promise! “Call unto me and I will answer you!” And I will show you great and mighty things that you don’t know. What an awesome God we serve! Commit your needs to Him in prayer, believe you receive when you pray and your problem will turn into a testimony. Read Mark 11:24 

3. Take the hand of the Lord. He always stretches out His hand to rescue us whenever we call for help in the time of trouble. You take the hand of the Lord by acting on whatever instruction He gives you. Attend every fellowship and expose yourself to the presence of God, the Word and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. You take His hand by obeying every instruction given. Peter only began to sink; he did not sink. He made the trip back to the boat on water. Recovery is possible if you pray for help and obey every instruction given.  

You will not drown in your problem. God is waiting for you to ask for help. You will not go under! I command that wave in your life to die down now! You will reach your destination in Christ, in Jesus name!

You will continue your journey to success! You will continue your journey to your breakthrough! 

Your destiny will not be aborted. Your breakthrough will not be aborted, in Jesus name!!

This nation will not go down! God will rescue this nation from every challenge we are facing right now, in Jesus’ name. Let us cry out unto the Lord for help.

Have a blessed week. 

Bishop Dr Charles Olowojoba is the General Overseer of Dayspring Bible Church Worldwide with HQ in Abuja, Nigeria & President, Dayspring Christian Ministries Int’l.