April 16, 2015

….Since our time back home I have been learning quite a bit about who I am and who Christ is. One of the more recent things I have been coming to learn and realize is what I believe. A passage I read recently was in Matthew 8:23-27 when Jesus and his disciples where caught in a sudden storm on a lake. It mentions that the waves were sweeping over the boat and the disciples were terrified. They go to wake up Jesus, who was sleeping, and asked him to save them before they would drown. In response Jesus said, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Why are you so afraid?  This spoke to me quite a bit, because sometimes I am afraid that I might be missing out on God’s will or plan for my life and that he is not with me because I can’t feel him. In Mark 5: 36 Jesus says similar words to a synagogue leader distress, who’s child was sick and just heard from one of his messengers that she died while meeting with Jesus. He says, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” In what way are we supposed to believe? Why shouldn’t we be afraid?  What Jesus is saying is that if we simply just believe in who God says he is in his word, the bible, we don’t have to be afraid. In the word (the bible) God describes and shows himself as, All-Sufficient, Sovereign, The Great Comforter, The Provider, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Omnipotent, the Hope of the World countless of times. During Jesus’s life he promises us that he will “Never leave you nor forsake you.” Nothing is to overbearing to God, no circumstance is greater than him, in him is always faith, hope and love. Jesus is with us always and will never leave us no matter what, all we have to do is simply believe and trust in what the bible says about him. Then we will not be afraid of what lies ahead, where he tells us to go, or what fears or troubles we are facing in the present because we know who his character is…

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