Power Over Fear

Luke 8:22-25 

“22 One day Jesus said to His disciples, “Let us cross to the other side of the lake.” So He got into a boat with them and set out.
23 As they sailed, He fell asleep, and a squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. 24 The disciples went and woke Him saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!”
Then Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters, and they subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” He asked.
Frightened and amazed, they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him!” ”

We may not all be fisherman or sailors, but all of us have or will experience some type of “storm” in our life. The Lord never promised to make our life easy just because we are His followers. In fact, He promised to be with us during the storms of life, which means He promises that they will come.

While it’s tempting to either try to conquer what life brings our way in our own strength, and even more tempting at times to just give up and allow them to overtake us, Jesus asks us to consider, “Where is your faith?” Our Creator and Sustainer, Jesus is so powerful that when we take a step back and look at Who He is, we realize that He is truly Someone in Whom we can trust, since He is more mighty than anything in all of Creation. We see that He can conquer anything thrown at us. 

This kind of power should comfort us. Those of us Who have Him as Savior and Lord can take our fears and give them over to Him, with our faith placed in His power. He overcomes.

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