Why Are You So Afraid?

Jesus asked his disciples this question in the midst of a furious storm in the middle of the Sea of Galilee.gdtDSC_0639

I was in a boat on the Sea of Galilee earlier this year when the wind began to pick up – blowing through the boat. (pictures)  But it was a beautiful, sunny afternoon – nothing like the storm the disciples experienced.  They were in the eye of a storm with the waves breaking over the boat, ready to swamp it.

And Jesus was sleeping.

In a panic, the disciples woke up Jesus.

With one comment, Jesus calmed the storm.  And then he asked them why they were so afraid.  Where was their faith?

Jesus asks us this same question today when we are afraid…….gdtDSC_0656

afraid of what’s going to happen to us…..

afraid of what’s going to happen to those we love…..

afraid of all of the things we can’t control.

Jesus asks us, “Where is your faith?”

Because everything is under his control.  The winds and the waves on the Sea of Galilee were under his control.  Anything that will ever happen to us is also under his control.

And we know he wants the best for us – he told us that in Jeremiah.

So we can have faith and not be fearful as we go through the storms.  We can pray when the winds and waves pick up and start to swamp us.  We can stand firm on our Rock, knowing that he is control.

He is always in control.  So what are we afraid of?  Where is our faith?

Please grow our faith, dear Father.

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