You Can Do The Impossible

Text : Matt 14:22-36

In the story of Jesus walking on water in Matthew chapter 14, we learn that Peter also walked on water! It teaches us timeless lessons about placing our trust in God, staying obedient to his instruction and keeping our focus on God, even in stormy times.

So many people remember that Peter began to sink, but none of the critics have been able to repeat his feat, we learn some lessons.

The first thing is that God knows the future, Jesus prayed ahead (Vs 22 – 23) God can prompt you sometimes to pray ahead. The second thing is that Jesus gave them the instruction not to be afraid Jesus said, “I am”, do not be afraid (peace). Look for Jesus and keep looking to Jesus. Although a storm surrounded Him, Peter looked to Jesus. The only problem was that he stopped looking at Jesus. The principle is clear: especially when life is a tumultuous storm, look for Jesus and keep looking to Jesus. What does looking at Jesus look like for you? For Peter in Vs 28-29 – he heard Jesus’s words, we should first ask God what His will is before we act. When Jesus commands you, obey Him. Jesus told Peter to “come” to Him on the water. Even though it made no sense, Peter did what Jesus said. This is what obedience looks like–doing what Jesus says. Is there any area in your life that you are not obeying the Lord?

In obedience Peter left the company of fearful people, the doubters, the nay sayers. To do the impossible, you must be ready to turn to God and turn away from negative people. When something looks impossible. PRAY – Faith is simply taking the next step. Peter took one step to get out of the boat and onto the water. Peter was doing just fine when he was focused on the next step, and got into trouble when he lost sight of his next step. What next step has Jesus asked you to take? God has not given us the spirit of Fear. When Peter had faith, he walked on water. When he had fear, he sank in the water. The same is true for you. Fear will sink you. Is there any fear that is gripping and controlling your decision-making? Resist fear in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Do not be afraid no matter the challenge because, we serve the almighty God. Matthew 19:26 states that with man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible. Jesus answered the man in Mark 9:23, that All things are possible to him who believes God is challenging us this year that it is our year of possibilities. The word of God is charging us that;


It is time for us to come in agreement with God’s word and say FATHER, I BELIEVE YOUR WORD.

What is that situation you are facing today? Remember, Impossible is speculative. It is the opinion of another human being.

Impossible is not a declaration. It is a dare. Dare to believe that you are who God says you are. That you can do all things through Christ, who strengthens you.

Impossible is stating that there is a potential. Impossible is temporary, for all that is visible is temporary (2 Corinthians 4:18).

Impossible is nothing versus the word of God, because heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s word will come to pass.

Jeremiah 32:17 states it this way Ah lord God, thou hath made the heavens and the earth by your great power and your outstretched hands. Nothing is too hard for you.

In Mark chapter 14:38, we read where Jesus prayed to His heavenly Father in the Garden of Gethsemane; and the Scripture tells us that He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You.

With God, all things are possible. There is nothing too difficult or too hard for Him. Whatever you may consider impossible in your life right now, God sees it as possible.

There is no promise that God cannot keep, there is no mountain that God cannot move, there is no person that God cannot save and there is no storm that God cannot calm. Let me encourage today to trust God and act on the word like Peter. Obey God when He calls, even when things seem impossible.