I have an old black and white picture of Peter half sunk in the raging water with Jesus standing on the water reaching down to him with a look of compassion on His face. In the background the huge waves are breaking against the boat.
I must admit, I am feeling like Peter right about now.
It takes a great act of faith to believe that Jesus will indeed be reaching down to me when the storm rages within.
Sometimes I am too focused on the storm and its effects to even take notice of His hand that is right beside my face.
Trust, man what a difficult thing at times!