Today’s Truth

Today’s Truth: Faith that Saves

When you ask God for wisdom, make sure it is out of your faith in Him and nothing else. James 1:6-7 says, “But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.” The waves of life will come and try to derail you from your faith journey, but you must remain strong. There are many who become tossed about because they do not keep their eyes on Jesus.

Think of when Peter walked on the water. The disciples saw Jesus out on the water and were afraid, thinking He was a ghost. Yet Peter said in Matthew 14:28 after Jesus told them it was Him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” With faith, He began walking on the water toward Jesus. His eyes were focused on Him alone until He glanced down at the raging waters. All at once He began to sink and He cried out, “Save me, Lord!” in verse 30. Verse 31 says, “Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. ‘You have so little faith,’ Jesus said. ‘Why did you doubt me?’” Peter’s faith kept him above the water because He was only focused on the Savior, Jesus. The minute his eyes captured the storms, his faith diminished and he started to sink.

We are no different. When we are focused on the author and perfecter of our faith, there will not be anything else that will matter. However, when we allow the distractions of the world to divert our attention, we will become afraid like Peter and will not see the work God is doing in our lives. So reach out for Him today and keep your eyes focused on the One who saves.