Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Faith replaces fear

"Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?" - Mark 4 v 40

Words Jesus said to His followers after he had calmed the storm. A few words from Jesus and a life threatening storm that was set to sink the boat turned into a "Great Calm".

In the moment fear gripped them. All the incredible teaching Jesus had given them about His Kingdom drained out of their minds as fear flooded their hearts.

How often I have sat in the boat of fear.
Too many times I have traded what I know to be true about my saviour as waves of chaos slam into my life. Sometimes even as the first wave of difficulty breaks onto the deck of my life, that I assumed Jesus was going to keep dry, fear starts to tighten in my stomach.

In that moment I can turn to trust or I can fall to fear.

Help me God more and more to find faith rather than fear.
Speak a few simple words into my heart and bring a "great calm" into my soul.


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