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“And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” Mark 4:40 Jesus had spent a busy day, teaching the multitudes in parables, and later explaining these parables to His disciples. Now he was tired and so He suggested that they go across the Sea of Galilee to the other side. He lay down in the back part of the boat and went to sleep. No doubt the disciples were talking among themselves about the stories Jesus had told and what they meant. Then a great storm of wind arose, and the…

But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. (Matthew 14:30, NLT) Peter listens to Jesus and climbs out of the boat.  Soon after, we find him sinking because he begins to lack the faith that is required to remain afloat.  While Peter does allow his fear to take over, we must not negate that he was the only one to get out of the boat.  Sometimes we need to take chances even when we do not know what the outcomes will be.  We will definitely run into some…