It is not about how much God can use us if we just have a leap of faith (get out of the boat).
It is about Peter’s desperation, crying out of a Savior. --maybe you are desperate. You feel it; you know it. But you are so desperate, you think that maybe Christ won’t even regard you if you cry out.
This passage is about Christ who is both mighty to save and compassionate to save in our greatest hour of need.
One of the saddest spiritual ironies is that we sometimes think that if we are too desperate we are unqualified to be saved. This is particularly true of a Christian who finds himself struggling again back under some sin. --we think that because we were given a second chance and “we blew it” --Christ won’t have compassion. HE WILL!
Christ is so merciful and gracious a Savior that he we are weak and struggling in our faith He grabs us. He strengthens us. He lifts us up.
Christ builds our faith and does not rely on us to build our own faith up to get to Him.
The father who has a demoniac son, is told to believe in Jesus.
Mark 9:23 And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”
Look to Jesus. Trust Jesus. Believe in Him. He is mighty to save and He delights in rescuing those who have nothing but desperation.