Is Jesus in Your Boat?


Whether we’re unsaved, newly saved, or have been Christians for a long time, we all have the same basic need—Jesus. We may need to receive Him for the first time, or we may need to receive Him into a particular situation. In this gospel post, we’ll see how we can invite Jesus into our turbulent life.

John 6:16–21 is an account of an event that happened two thousand years ago, yet we can all relate to it today.

The night was dark. Jesus’ disciples were alone in the middle of a rolling sea. The wind was blowing, the waves were tossing their boat, and there was no land in sight. For all their arduous rowing, they had advanced only three or four miles. To reach the destination seemed humanly impossible.

Such a setting depicts the all too familiar conditions of our human life. Most of us would have to agree that we are often beset with problems—relationship problems, family problems, school problems, work problems, financial problems, health problems, and so on.

Our troubles are like the churning of the sea. Yet, if that had been the end of the disciples’ story, we also would be the most hopeless of people—putting on a brave front while struggling on, all the while inwardly aching, worn out, and discouraged.

Into such a situation of darkness and despair, Jesus came walking on the sea and approached the boat. He is the unique One who can walk on the stormy sea of human life, ruling over all the waves. All the troubles are under His feet.

You may be afraid of Jesus, just as His disciples were when they first saw Him walking on the water. But then He spoke to them—“It is I. Do not be afraid.”

The story continues: “Then they were willing to take Him into their boat; and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.”

These words continue to be good news to us today. The Lord Jesus wants to come into our turbulent life as the One who can give us peace and bring us safely on our journey. We, just as the disciples did, simply need to take Him into our boat, our life.

As you struggle to row against the churning sea, Christ is here, waiting for you to take Him in. You can invite the Lord Jesus in right now. Simply open your heart and pray this little prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I need You! Thank You for coming as a lowly man to this troubled world. Thank You for dying for me. Forgive me of all my sins. Lord Jesus, I believe into You, and I receive You right now. Fill me with Yourself as peace and be with me on my life’s journey. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Amen.”

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6 thoughts on “Is Jesus in Your Boat?

  1. Thank You Lord Jesus for forgivineg me and for loving me. Thank you for dying to save me from my sins. I love you Lord and want to stay in your will.Please continue to lead and guide me. In Jesus name Aman.

  2. After I had rec the new bible, and notice the gospel tract, Is Jesus in your boat, God blessed me to be able to meditate and study this bible story. On the Sunday before last when the announcer stood to announce about our summer Revival will be coming up and that they needed a theme for the revival on last Tuesday God ministered to me to pass along the Is Jesus In Your Boat tract to the church secretary. In the board meeting it was agreed upon that our 2014 revival theme would be Is Jesus In Your Boat!!!! Look at the Lord at work!!!!

  3. Last week I bought a motorcycle off a young man who could no longer ride as he had cancer, on the way home the Lord touched me to send him a Bible, I also stumbled on this tract and was very moved by it so I sent it along with the Bible. Stuart just texted me that he was so joyed to receive this
    Bible and that tonight he was going to pray the prayer in it to the Lord. Thank you Lord!

  4. I hope that I can get some of my friends to read this when I send it to them. I have read it and will say it to night. For I am going to wright it down.

  5. I know we all have had some bad time in are life. But the good Lord has pulled us throw are bad times. He will not put more on you than you can take. He know jest how much we can handle.

  6. I haven’t received my new bible yet, but this blog post is something special, and I feel like this post spoke to me.

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