Why are you so afraid?
“Lord, You saved me, and I have been following You. You asked me to trust You and I have. You stepped into the boat and I followed, hoping to sail with You into the beautiful sunset. I was so eager to be with you, Jesus.
However, Lord, there is an enormous storm. The waves are sweeping over the boat. I am calling out to You, but what are You doing? You are sleeping! My heart is racing, my palms are sweaty, and the spectators are laughing at me because I chose to forsake all else to get in a boat with You.
Lord, wake up and save me! I am going to drown!”
Here is the Word of the Lord to you.
“You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” (Matthew 8:23-27)
“Lord, I am afraid I won’t be able to pay my bills, that my children won’t do well in school, that my body won’t be healed, that I am going to lose my mind, that my spouse won’t ever respect me, that I will embarrass myself in ministry, that I won’t lose the weight, and that I won’t be happy again.
I am also afraid that I won’t know real joy or peace, that I will always be the one with the rundown house and clothes, that I won’t get that job, that I won’t have enough courage to open my own business, that I won’t stop lying, that people will attack my, that the church will reject me, that I won’t…that I can’t…that I won’t…that I can’t, etc., etc., etc.”
Now that you were honest with the Lord, He is erasing your fears. Why? Because He is waking up, arising in your situation actually, and is rebuking the winds and waves in your life, so things can become completely calm.
Listen. Do you hear that? That is the sound of peace dancing back into your life, that is the sound of joy and gladness skipping back into your heart. Keep hoping in the Lord.
Lift up your head to the hills and believe. Your little faith is getting stronger, and you shall no longer walk in fear.
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