Matthew 14:23 says, “And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.” Doing what? Praying to His heavenly Father. Taking care of business, as they say today.
Jesus had given His disciples an assignment, and that was to get into a ship and go before Him to the other side of the sea toward Capernaum. They rowed about 25 or 30 furlongs and it was now dark and a great wind blew contrary to them, causing dangerous waves that threatened to sink their boat and drown them, even though some of them were seasoned mariners. They were filled with fear when they saw Jesus walking on the water to them, supposing they had seen a ghost. But Jesus said unto them, “Be not afraid, it is I.” And they gladly received them into the ship, and immediately the ship was a the land where they went.
 Many times we are about doing the assignment that God gave us when the storm blows in to destroy us. Why do we think it’s some strange thing when we face trials when pursuing the things of God? Jesus said persecution or tribulation arises because of the Word’s sake. And for that, many are offended and give up. But blessed is that person who knows that the Greater One lives inside them. Blessed is that person who keeps on rowing when the wind is contrary to him. Blessed is that person, who, when the devil says that he is going to sink your boat, that will rejoice and praise God, giving thanks to the Father in and for all things. Blessed is that person who knows that Jesus will take them safely to the other side.

 I’m talking to you, are you listening? Blessed are you, when Jesus comes to your boat and finds you not only rowing, but rejoicing, and praising God, unafraid of anything!
For you have been alone on the mountain, with the Father. Just like Jesus