In Matthew 8:26 (NIV) Jesus rests with his friends in a fishing boat. When a storm crashes through. His friends panic and wake Him from His sleep. Jesus responds, “...You of little faith, why were you so afraid?” and calms the waves in an instant.
What if Jesus corrected you like that today? What lies beneath the heart of every offense, every risk not taken, every moment of confusion? Is it fear - fear of not making the right decision, fear of what someone may think, fear of what someone may say, fear of failure, fear of inconvenience or comfort, fear of rejection? Or is it simply the fear of not being in control?
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV says “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” What if we look at the choices we are facing, reflect on the choices we have already made, and picture Jesus in the flesh asking us, “Why were you so afraid?” Could we stand just a little taller? Move forward just a bit braver? Rest just a little easier if we remember Jesus controls the waves?
Meditation for today - He is with you in the boat.