"And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me." Matthew 14:29,30
Peter was a prideful, outspoken person. At the Passover feast he told Jesus that He would not wash his feet. We hear him tell Jesus also that he would never deny Him, but die with Him if he had to. In all of Peter's boasting, pride and arrogance there is one thing that can be said for him-- he knew to call out to Jesus when he was in trouble. "Lord, save me".
Don't let your "personality" stop you from calling upon the Lord when you are in trouble. Don't let pride hold you back from seeking His help. Don't let self-righteousness keep you from being honest with Him about the fact that you can't do it or make it on your own without His help.
He doesn't expect you to do this on your own. He doesn't just leave you to yourself to try to figure out a solution or be your own source of help and deliverance. You are on this journey of life with Him. Had He wanted you to do it by yourself He never would have given you a promise to never leave you or forsake you. If He had wanted you to make it own your own He never would have sent the Comforter- Holy Spirit to be with you. He knows you can't do it without Him. He remembers what you are made out of (dust), therefore He knows how weak and helpless you become.
Don't let pride, self-righteousness, arrogance, hard-heartedness, head strong attitude, etc stand in the way of calling out to Jesus for help. Don't let anything stand in the way. Perhaps you think it will show lack of faith, or that it will show weakness. Maybe it will? But I would rather have Jesus' loving rebuke for a lack of faith than to be "drowned" by the situation.
For further reading:Matthew 14:29-31; 26:33-35
John 13:1-9; 14:16;15:5
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