“Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.” (Matt 12:22-33)
Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone— however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks) (John 6:16-23)
Jesus made His disciples cross to the other side “Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side” (Matthew) despite knowing what is going to happen to them in His absence where the boat was tossed by the waves and it was hard to rescue it for the wind was against them “But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary” (Matthew) “Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them” (Mark) “Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing” (John)…a long time had passed and He didn’t want to interfere, they were frightened and they must have been asking “ Why did He make us to go through this painful temptation? Didn’t He know what was going to happen? And even if He didn’t know, what was He going to do for this storm and furious wind?”
We mostly doubt the Lord during the time of bitter painful temptations or the time of unfairness. Satan always uses our weakness during these times to make think that the Lord doesn’t feel our pain, or doesn’t know what we are going through and the He has given up on us… and when the temptation last longer then we anticipate and we feel more pain and darkness, our souls cry out in complete desperation “Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide in times of trouble?” (Psalm 10:1).