Where is your faith

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                                                             … lost in fear?

Have you noticed how strangely negative our thinking can be?
Take the example of Jesus’ disciples. (Mark 4:37-41)

      Whilst Jesus and His disciple were crossing the lake,
      … and Jesus had fallen asleep, a mighty storm arose.
      What happened, the disciples became anxious and afraid,
      … so they woke Jesus up saying ‘we are perishing, don’t you care?’

What exactly were they expecting Jesus to do?
Obviously they wanted Jesus to save them,
… by doing something about the storm, the wind, the waves,
… and to get them safely ashore!

      Yet, when Jesus did exactly that for them,
      … they were ‘again’ afraid.
      No wonder that Jesus asked them
      How is it that you have no faith?’ (Mark 4:40)
      In other words,
      You are afraid of the negative that threatens you,
      and you are afraid of the positive that saved you!
      What do you believe?

      Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe,
      all things are possible to him who believes.’
      Mark 9:23

It is time to make a decision:
Do you really believe that God can and wants to help you,
or are you just living in fear of everything that you don’t control?
If you allow unbelief and fear to control you,
… the devil will keep pounding you with storms!

      Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
      Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
      James 4:7-8