Jesus walks on water and bids Peter to come unto Him. Matthew 14:25–33
Gospel Living

Fear and doubt try to rob us of what the Savior offers.

03/30/23 | 1 min read
But we can choose to accept His help!

The Savior’s apostles saw Him walking on water toward their boat. Peter wanted to try doing it, too! But he didn’t get very far before he got frightened and began to sink.

Jesus saved him and lovingly asked, “Why did you doubt?”

That’s a good question for all of us. With everything the Savior has already done in our lives, why do we sometimes doubt that He can forgive us, help us overcome, and bring us peace?

Being unsure isn’t wrong. Peter was a great apostle, and even he had moments of uncertainty. But don’t let your fears get the best of you! Remember what Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf once said: “Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith. We must never allow doubt to hold us prisoner and keep us from the divine love, peace, and gifts that come through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”1

Most importantly, whenever you feel like you are sinking spiritually, turn toward the Savior, not away from Him!

To Think About

When have you felt the Savior reach out to you? This would be a great question to ask a faithful parent or leader.

1. Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Come, Join with Us,” October 2013 general conference.