Updated: Jun 24, 2020
In Matthew 8:26 (NIV) Jesus is resting with his friends in a fishing boat when a storm comes crashing through. His friends panic, waking him from his sleep. Jesus responds by saying “...You of little faith, why were you so afraid?” He calms the waves in an instant.
What if Jesus gave you that correction today? What is often at the heart of every offense, every risk not taken, every moment of confusion? Is it fear? Fear of not making the right choice? Fear of what someone may think? Fear that something said about us may be true? Fear that we failed? Fear of not being in control? fear of inconvenience or discomfort? Fear of rejection?
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 little braver? Rest just a little easier if we remember Jesus controls the waves?