New Life in Progress


The storms of life beckon us on a transforming journey.

(Listen to my song  “Heal Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Matthew 14:29-31

Jesus said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”



It is something we all deal with in our lives.

Many times it surfaces when we have to face the unknown.

Have you become anxious and fearful over circumstances in your life?

What if the seemingly frightful turn of events is actually a new door opening…an invitation to new life?

Situations in and of themselves simply are what they are. Your reaction to them is another matter.

What thoughts are being spun by your mind?

Is your mind creating worry and unnecessary suffering?

Notice those thoughts. Let your mind rest.

Be still.

Your mind is creating a story that is not real.

When the disciples were caught in a storm aboard a boat…Jesus walked on the water to them. He was the constant calm in the center of the storm.

Just as he invited Peter to step out of the boat…he invites you and me to step out as well.

Get out your comfort zone of control where you might feel safe but are paralyzed from making any real growth.

Step out onto the waves…but make sure you keep your eyes on Jesus. He invites you to “come.”

Know that the Source of Life is drawing you forward.

Transformation is in progress.

The experience will lead you to a deeper understanding of your true self.

Should you falter and begin to sink…know that there is a Higher Power that will carry you.

That’s what Love doestime after time after time.

Have faith!

As Jesus told Peter, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid” (Matthew 14:27).

A Great Love is leading you to new life and wholeness!


Listen to my song “Heal Me” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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