After feeding the 5000, Jesus sent his disciples across the sea to Bethsaida. After sending the crowd away, Jesus spent several hours in prayer before walking out on the water to reach his disciples. They were scared and surprised to see Him do this. There are two things we should learn from this:
We are challenged to stop doubting and to believe - to stop living as though the Bible isn’t true, as though God doesn’t exist, or as though Jesus doesn’t stand ready to help and to answer prayers - as though He isn’t really sovereign. We are to believe what He says and live in the reality that He is in control. As long as we harden our hearts against the truth, we are in danger but if we will listen and believe, we will be saved.