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Stepping Out of the Boat

  • 2013 7 Oct
Stepping Out of the Boat

We read in Scripture about Jesus beckoning Peter to come out to meet him amidst the winds and waves (Matthew 14:29). “Come,” He said. Peter got down out of the boat and did fine for a short time, until overcome with fear and doubt. Then he began to sink. How characteristic of my life and perhaps yours. I do well when filled with courage and confidence and begin to sink when fearful and full of myself. How often do you forget that Jesus is with you? How often do you try to ‘go it alone’ rather than pray before any action of consequence? Remember that Jesus tells us to ‘Come’ and will be with us each step of the way. 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.