But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”
May 30, 2019
God Has This
Many of us tend to take our own fears to heart. That voice inside our head that tells us, “You will never break this sin pattern,” “You will always be in debt,” “Your marriage is not going to make it,” “You are not a very likable person,” “You will likely die early,” “This isn’t going to work out,” and the list goes on and on and on.
When we begin to listen to that voice, fear is released. When we experience fear we begin to respond in our flesh to our current situation. This can be by working harder, rallying our friends, leveraging our influence, worrying, doubting, or even giving up. We respond this way because we forget that God is with us AT ALL TIMES. He promised in His Word that He would be with us always to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20). Remember, regardless of your circumstances, God is always near and able to help. While you may not be able to handle your situation, for God it’s not a problem.
As the disciples were tired of paddling a nearly swamped boat, Jesus reminded them not to be afraid because He was there. Once the disciples allowed Jesus into the boat, everything changed. The reason should not fear today is because Jesus is still here and in control of everything. Instead of trying to navigate your way through the difficulty by yourself, why not lay all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you!
Jesus. I have been living in fear due to my independence from you. Please forgive me and give me the faith to trust you in this situation. While I personally don’t see what can be done, I will trust that You want what is best for You and for me. Today I am asking for your wisdom and your help in this situation. I turn it completely over to you. Amen.