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Why Did You Doubt?

  • But when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, It is a ghost! and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid. Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water. He said, Come. So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. Matthew 14:26 ESV

    The wind and waves were beating against the boat as they crossed the Sea of Galilee. It had been a long dark night and it was almost morning when an image appeared near the disciples, walking across the top of the water. It was Jesus. The disciples were terrified thinking that it was a ghost, but Jesus calmed them. Peter, who tended to speak first and think later, asked the Lord to call him out onto the water.

    Jesus said, "Come", and Peter left of the safety of the boat, stepped out on the water, and started walking towards Jesus. When Peter saw the wind and waves around him, he took his eyes off of Jesus, became scared and started to sink. Peter panicked, cried out and Jesus took hold of him and they got back into the boat together. Jesus only asked him: Why did you doubt?

    Peter asked the Lord for an opportunity, he got it, and it was scary. Many of us have prayed and thought later in a passionate moment of prayer and then cry out in fear when it came to pass. During a fast once, I prayed for the Lord to remove anything that was holding me back from Him. I had no idea that it was my job, and I was soon on unemployment. He saw me through it and I did become closer to Him, but it was not pleasant.

    We will have to leave the safety of the boat and our comfort zone to get the best that He has for us. Most will ignore this call just as the eleven stayed in the boat, but a crazy few will step out on the water and risk it all. Will you step out with nothing but faith to support you? It will be scary. Jesus still seeks those who will walk on the water when He calls them.

    Prayer: Lord guide me into all that you have for me. Place me where I need to be. Reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life and give me a clear vision of Your plan, in Jesus name.


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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the message!
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Uwalaka Dorathy
Uwalaka Dorathy Amen.
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Penny Thompson
Penny Thompson Again, this speaks right into my life at the present moment. Doubt about God looking after me is rising as I see no improvement in my situation and feel I've been holding on too long now. This is the third message I've received this morning about not giving up! 
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder He didn't bring you this far just to leave you, He'll never let go - don't you let go either.
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Faith is the one thing we must always cling to and believe that Jesus will always be there to guide us through.  I know because I am living proof; each and every day, I am always reminded of how our LORD has seen me through the darkest times (the valley of the shadow of Death) and how he continues to lift me up and hold me ever so tightly.  What a true blessing it is to know that Jesus is and always will be there "NO MATTER WHAT!"  Thank you!  Amen!!
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J D  Williams
J D Williams ALL I KNOW IS THAT GOD TAKES CARE OF ALL CREATION AND THAT INCLUDES YOU AND ME PLEASE LORD TEACH US TO HAVE FAITH IN YOU...
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William O'Brien
William O'Brien Almost of all of Pastor Dion's stories relate to everything going on with my life. I understand the references and meanings. "Why did you doubt?" I left my job knowing I had to move in order to grow. I'm troubled because my marriage of 27 years, that produced 9 children feels less me its over. I don't want to leave my family. I still love the woman I married, she has changed so much. I'm afraid. I trust Jesus. The emotional pain is stronger than a bullet. Dear Lord, in Jesus name, help me to see. Amen.
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Tonya Evans
Tonya Evans I will step out on faith, thank you for this wonderful word this morning! 
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Agnello Sagar
Agnello Sagar Amen!!!
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Guidance IS an Awesome factor... Holy Spirit lead me in the direction that Pleases God.  Thank always, Rev Dion, for standing in the gap. :-)
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Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson Yes Lord, guide me, asking the Holy Spirit to come into me, I welcome you Holy Spirit. I am relying on you completely for guidance and wisdom. In Jesus Mighty Name. ..Amen! 
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Kathy Harris
Kathy Harris Amen, Yes Lord please guide me at all times, I am nothing without you. Help me oh Lord....
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Help me to trust You my Lord, to keep my eyes on You, Jesus.
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Linda Leeke
Linda Leeke this is so pertinent to what is happening in my life right now... Like you knew what I needed to understand.. God is like that.. I am understanding He speaks to us thru others.. God I am listening and knowing to have faith... I will step out of the boat.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
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Deleted Member Amen, a wonderful Word. Thank you so much. May I too, see that clear vision Jesus has for me.
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Deleted Member Amen, God will give us that clear vision and take our fears away. God is so good.
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Deleted Member God bless you on your wonderful journey. 
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Deleted Member Amen, what a wonderful way to trust Him, He can make all the impossible, POSSIBLE for us. 
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Deleted Member Amen, what a wonderful way to pray.
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Deleted Member Amen, He will guide our footsteps when we put our trust in Him.
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Deleted Member Amen, pray you have a blessed day also.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen, Faith is the key. God bless you
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Deleted Member Praying for you. Praying that God will help you through and take away the fear. God bless you and pray for God's will to be done in your life. 
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Deleted Member Amen, what an amazing way to put things. God bless you. Thank you for sharing.
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Deleted Member Amen, may our faith and trust grow more and more each day as we grow in Christ.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good. He loves you so. Faith and trust is our keys to allowing Jesus to guide us in His direction and in His perfect timing. Jesus loves you so much.
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Deleted Member Hold on to Jesus like never before and trust Him, lay it all at His feet and say Jesus, I know I can't handle these things, but I serve and know a You can, leave it there and walk in faith. I know it is easier said than done, but I have had to many times lay all my burdens at Jesus feet and say Jesus You have got to handle this for me, because I can no longer carry it. God bless you.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is good.
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Annette Walton
Annette Walton Amen
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Yada Yah
Yada Yah My heart has been pining for this day... 
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Amen 
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker Praise Jesus and have no doubt that He has my Life in His sights.  He is the light that overcomes my darkness.  He is the strength when I don't think I can move.  He is my everything ~ I have no doubt of that.
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza GOD wil always be with us come thick or thin. Believe in your heart trust and have faith in GOD today, tomorrow and forever. Hard as it maybe but it will get us through in our life's journey till HE brings us home.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield There's at least several days every month when I feel depressed and insecure--luckily, those days don't stretch into weeks or even months--I know it can always be worse, and sometimes I wonder if God really is in control the whole time! Well, of course He is--I just answered my own question. Thanks, Pastor Todd!
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau This is too scary. Be careful what you're asking for. There is certain consequences in our prayers.
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard Praise God... I'm reading a book that fits perfectly with this message, If you want to walk on water, you've got to get out of the boat... Author John Ortberg.... It's a wonderful read..
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I like your prayer at the end.  Thank you!  When body feels yucky I feel grateful to read in moments.  Taking any food when not feeling well is hard so I read knowing the Lord gets it
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Daisy Lugardo
Daisy Lugardo wow, god is good the reminder here that he will put us in the place is just want I needed reminder, thank you god bless
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Deleted Member I pray each day that i can be an instrument for Jesus.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is truly in control of our everything.
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord
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Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith Amen.  
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.At times wonder where I should be.when families need help at the same time.I feel it's hard to always know.have to really depend on Gods guidance.Knowing he is control thank you for this Prayer.
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord save me!
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Hallelujah! 
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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins Amen!!
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