Oceans (Where My Feet May Fail)

I wanted to analyze the lyrics to this worship song by United Pursuit because the lyrics resonated with me, with my struggles.

Have you been called to do something where you have never been? The unknown. No safety net. No backup plan. And all you have is faith and trust in God!
In the first verse of the song, the lyrics tells the story, as recounted in Matthew 14 verses 22 to 33, of Peter being called by Jesus to walk on the water. Peter said, “Jesus! If it is you Lord, call me to come to you!” And he did, and Peter got out of the boat and did what was against the laws of nature and against all sound reasoning. He walked on water to Jesus! It wasn’t pretty… he faltered… he let the waves of fear get into his mind… he was almost to Jesus and he began to sink… The disciple did so, but temporarily lost faith (took his eyes off Jesus) and started to sink, so he was forced to call on Jesus to rescue him.

Jesus reached out and lifted him up bringing Peter to himself.

I’ve learned that it’s not about the “quality or quantity” of our faith that is important but the object of our faith that really matters.

Maybe you are out on the water today and all you have is faith and trust – nothing else. Listen to this song and read the Bible passage about what happened. Then do what Christ tells you to do!  There will always be gawkers in the boat, but water is made for walking on when Jesus calls you to walk on it to Him! Listen to His voice and follow Him today!

You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past. (Psalm 139:5 TPT)

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