In this time of uncertainty, it’s easy to be afraid of many things. The following has excerpts from our bible study, Why? for Single Moms.
Are you familiar with the story about Jesus walking on water? His followers were in a boat when a big storm started. He was on the beach, but they were so afraid, they didn’t recognize Him. They missed Jesus, the one person who could help them!
They were terrified, anxious and desperate. Why? because they all thought it was up to them. Do you ever feel this way? Don’t miss Jesus.
When you met Jesus and accepted His gift of salvation, God filled you with His unconditional love and acceptance. He loves you the way you are. He wants what’s best for you.
You’re so used to conditional acceptance; conditional love based on your performance, their expectations for you. Satan loves to focus on your worldly experience, the insecurity it creates that you’re not good enough, that you’re unlovable. He’s the one who plants those thoughts in your head again…and again.
That’s when you start the negative self-talk and start believing those lies.
You start believing God doesn’t have your best in mind.
You lose the peace His Truth brings.
Proverbs 23:7 tells us, “For as he thinks in his heart, so he is.”
The lies the devil and the world say about you bring you pain, loneliness and a longing that never gets filled.
Jesus climbed into the boat with His disciples.
What does Jesus do when you’re in a hot mess?
He climbs into the boat of your fear, into your circumstance.
What did Jesus say to His disciples? “Don’t be afraid.”
He’s saying that to you, too.
Have you ever said that to your kids? “Don’t be afraid.”
What are you really telling them? You’re saying, “Don’t worry. I’m here for you. I’ll take care of you.”
In the middle of your hurt, your difficult circumstance, look for Jesus. See Jesus.
Listen for Jesus. He’s telling you, “Don’t worry. I’m here for you. I’ll take care of you.” Call to Him in faith, not in fear. “And the peace of God which transcends understanding” (Phil 4:7) comes over you. Why? Because Jesus is in control.
Just like He calmed the storm for His followers, He calms the storms in your mind, in your heart, in your life.
Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Don’t be like Jesus’ followers and think that everything depends on you.
Don’t miss Jesus in your fear and anxiety. He’s coming to you with His love and peace.
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