Why are You Terrified?

June 20, 2021

Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase from the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.

A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up.
Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion.
They woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”
He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!”
The wind ceased and there was great calm.
Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” (Mark 4:35-41)

WHY ARE YOU TERRIFIED?: Even the staunchest believers experience doubt, don’t they?

We say we trust in Jesus. We say we are committed believers. We say we will put our lives in His hands. But when all of the stresses (winds) and doubts (seas) of life mount up (violent storm), we panic. We are afraid. We go frantically searching for Jesus when He is right there with us all along.

Are you someone who chooses to live in stormy waters, because you are unable to trust in God and relinquish control to Him?

Or are one of the fortunate few who trust God completely, knowing He is ever present in your life?

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