And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Sit quietly and let the storm pass, rather than worry how it will affect you. If you truly believe that God is your all-in-all, your protector, and your guide—then have faith in Him and in His Son, Jesus, to lead the way.
If you’re going to walk in fear not faith, and worry instead of standing firm in your convictions, then why continue to pray to God? If you’re consistently in prayer, then why be fearful or worried? You can’t straddle the fence. You can’t live in both realms. Either you are faithful or fearful. Choose.
Repeat this to yourself, aloud or silently:
“I can’t straddle the fence. I can’t live in both realms of faith and fear. Either I’m faithful or fearful. Choose one!”
Father, quiet me when I begin to utter fear-based words, and when thoughts of fear begin to surface in my mind. Show me how to stop, relax, release, and not be concerned with troubled waters— for they don’t last long, and are never a sign that You aren’t with me. I want to be more like Jesus. I want to rest during the storms that take place in my life. I want the peace and surety that all is well, even when the mind and eyes see otherwise. I thank You now for these blessings Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Lovingly I send this message that it may radiate like sunshine through you. I really needed this message today. I woke from a fear-based dream to have those fears linger for several moments. I prayed to relieve the anxiety. Throughout the day I will look to this scripture and message, and recite this prayer whenever doubt rises up and fear tries to consume me. I hope that today’s message helps someone.
God bless you all!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 16, 2010. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED (MODERATELY OR SIGNIFICANTLY) TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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