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When Peter’s faith began to falter, Jesus was there immediately to rescue Him. Isn’t that how it is with us too?

BibleGateway: Matthew 14:22-36

ESV Text: Matthew 14:22-36

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:15 and ends at about 4:7

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     22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

     34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; 36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 649 (LSB 715):
Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me — Organ Audio

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1. Jesus, Savior, pilot me 
Over life’s tempestuous sea; 
Unknown waves before me roll, 
Hiding rock and treacherous shoal. 
Chart and compass come from Thee: 
Jesus, Savior, pilot me. 

2. As a mother stills her child, 
Thou canst hush the ocean wild; 
Boisterous waves obey Thy will 
When Thou say’st to them, “Be still!” 
Wondrous Sovereign of the sea, 
Jesus, Savior, pilot me. 

3. When at last I near the shore, 
And the fearful breakers roar 
‘Twixt me and the peaceful rest, 
Then, while leaning on Thy breast, 
May I hear Thee say to me, 
“Fear not, I will pilot thee.”