The point is that Jesus is inviting us into a life of faith, which makes even the most impossible of situations seem like trivial matters. By living a life that is full of faith, we are able to see God do incredible things through us.
This is a big deal because God has chosen to reveal himself and bring redemption and restoration to this world through us. But the only way he is able to do that is if we truly know who he is and believe he is worth us putting our faith in. If we do not accomplish those two things, then we will never be able to live the live's of faith God is calling us to. Instead, we will remain like Peter, doubting, and sinking beneath the waves, rather than believing, and standing above them at Jesus' side.
So imagine what your life would look like if you lived a faith filled life. How would your life look different? How would your view of God be different? To start making that faith filled life a reality, I want to encourage you to start spending more time with God, whether that's talking/listening to him in prayer, reading from the Bible, or singing worship. Jesus knew exactly who God was, and that was because he spent so much time with him. I would also like to encourage you to be willing to take chances on God. He is worth trusting and will be there for you, just as he was there for Peter.
Hey God, thank you that you have made it possible for us to live faith filled lives just as Jesus did. Please reveal yourself to us in the times that we are seeking after you, so that we can come to know the truth of who you are. And out of knowing who you are, I ask that we would come to trust and believe that you are worth us putting our faith in and taking risks for. But even more, I pray that our faith in you would grow to such a point that we would no longer look at our actions as "taking risks", but instead as creating opportunities for you to move in power. So I ask you to come God. Allow us to know you better and lead us into deeper places of faith in you. Amen.
- Will Goodwin