Why Are You Fearful?
2 Timothy 1:7; Matthew 8:23-27
Matthew 8:23. Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. 24. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. 25. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, Lord, save us! We are perishing! 26. But He said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea. And there was a great calm.
7. And the men marveled, saying, Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?
Jesus has a way of getting right to the point doesn't He? There was certainly no mincing of words, He came right out and asked His disciples why they were fearful and then went on to say, O you of little faith. If you are fearful you are full of fear. If you are full of fear you are not full of faith. Jesus had a right to ask this question, and to also rebuke them. After all, these were His disciples who walked with Him daily and saw Gods faithfulness in every situation. They had a problem and it needed to be dealt with.
The reason is because without faith it is impossible to please Him. Nobody would say I am trying to displease the Lord, yet if we are fearful we are doing just that. The result of Jesus faith was a great calm. I think most people would want that in their lives. So the question would be, if fear has been dominating me, what can I do about it?
You don't have to look very far to see that the world is in chaos. It's my belief we are in the last days and that Jesus is coming back very soon. Things are not going to get any better before He returns. So in order to stand up in the midst of a chaotic world and remain strong when all around us seems to be caving in, we have to learn to resist fear and walk in faith. There is no way of getting around this for a child of God.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound m ...
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