The apostle, Peter, is someone many people can easily identify with. He was a rough and gregarious type who wore his emotions on his sleeve. He was full of faults, yet humble enough to acknowledge them. And he loved Jesus with everything he had.
St. Peter shows us a real-life illustration of what it is like to be close to Christ and yet, still succumb to human frailty. Jesus called Peter and told him to walk on water. He succeeded at first, but when his reason kicked in and said “People can’t walk on water!” his doubts took over and he began to sink. But he still cried out to the Lord, who saved him from drowning.
What a great example for you as you struggle to rebuild your life after divorce. Are there areas in your life where God is asking for your trust? Is He asking you to take a step out of the boat and walk on the water?
If you are consumed with doubt, just trust in Jesus. Trust that what He’s asking you to do is a good thing. Take that step out of the boat and walk. If you begin to sink, simply cry out to Jesus. He will keep you from sinking.
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water” (Matthew 14: 28).