The sea has a reputation of tossing many a ship around with its massive waves. No one wants to be in the middle of the ocean when itís storming. When a vessel is being knocked back and forth by weighty waters, it can be difficult to navigate. Think of fear as an uncertain and fierce wind, and its function is to keep you from getting where God wants you to go. Fear is always contrary to faith. Remember when the disciples found themselves in a boat in the midst of a storm? Jesus told them three vital things, Be of good cheer; it is I; and be not afraid. If we do these three things in life, we will be able to go to many wonderful places with God.
When we find out what Godís Word says about our lives, we canít help but be encouraged, and when we get to know who Jesus really is, fear will not be able to keep us back. Reading Godís word will build faith in us, and give us the strength to withstand the winds of fear that are ever against us. It is by that faith, we can avoid being knocked around this way and that way; our lives will be on a steady course. Sometimes this sea called life can be scary, but when we choose to walk on its waterís by reaching out to Jesusí Hands; weíll be walking surely.
Our feelings often change and should never be an inspiration for action. Godís Word never changes and should always be our inspiration for action. Feelings are fickle and should not be trusted; Godís word is sure and can always be trusted. Let us strive to be ever faithful and never, never fickle.
Thank you Lord for stretching out Your Hand and saving us from lifeís choppy waters
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