Matthew 14:25 (NKJV) Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
The fourth watch is from three in the morning until day break which is around six in the morning. The disciples were out fishing all night long and it was almost day break. Their boat was now far from land and their boat was being tossed about by winds and rolling waves. As the waves battered their boat the Lord Jesus saw their plight and He walked on the sea towards them. “And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”” (Matthew 14:26-27 NKJV). My friend, this is a picture of our own plight. We are often storm-tossed, perplexed, and in despair. The Lord Jesus Christ sees us in our plight and He comes to us. Often in the fourth watch, meaning when the situation seems darkest, Jesus comes to us. We often don’t recognize Him and we panic. Then we hear His comforting voice, and we are reassured that the waves that caused us to fear are in His control. My friend, are you in a storm, toiling and struggling? Then look over towards Jesus. He is near at hand. “Be of good cheer” and “do not be afraid.” For Jesus can calm the storms of life. When we keep our eyes on Jesus and trust in Him, we can raise above the storms and walk over them. But when we start to focus on ourselves and our circumstances, we can quickly be overcome by the storms once again. Then we have to cry out to Jesus for restoration and divine intervention. My friend, we live in a world today where storms are heading our way, and this is the time when we need to keep our eyes on the Lord Jesus Chris and trust in Him.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.