Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Why Are you So Fearful? He's In the Boat with Us!






You are light, you are love; you step down in to darkness you give hope you restore every heart that is broken. Great are you Lord! It's your breath in our lungs so we pour out our praise to you only.
This song has been in my heart for the last three days. These words are so powerful God's gets all in the mess of things with all his great attributes and restore because it is his breath in our lungs that keeps us moving despite all we have been through hallelujah!
I can't help but think on scripture I was studying this morning where Jesus and his disciples were on a boat and a storm came. Jesus was sleeping and the disciples were terrified. Once Jesus was awakened by the disciples He calmed the storm but he asked two important questions of them that puzzled him. Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have NO faith? I put the emphasis on the word no for a reason. Jesus is not just upset because they were on a boat with water filling up on the inside, winds are crazy, it's dark and they were afraid but the fact that Jesus himself was on the boat and they were acting as if the savior himself was not with them. I thought about my own life and how many situations I have been in where so much fear of the situation I was facing came in and that I acted as if Jesus was no where in my life. He's my savior but I let a doctor's report, a closed door to a job I wanted, or an accident my child was in, overtake that I have the light,the love, the hope the restorer of my life and have that put on the back burner. Shame on me. I don't want to be like the disciples and not truly know who the Lord is even when his protection, and goodness is all around me everyday and in the boat with me! Even after he calmed the storm they asked who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey him. They still asked "who is this" really disciples; unbelievable! But It's not much different than our action today when we get all bent out of shape when situations arise. I don't want to be like that, I want to know, I know, that I know, that He is who He says he is without a doubt!
Mark 4:35-41

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