Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, asked a challenging question “Can I face things as they actually are in the light of the reality of Jesus Christ, or do things as they really are to destroy my trust in Him and put me in a panic?”
Who remembers Dad’s Army I am sure you do and those immortal words from Corporal Jones “Don’t Panic!”.
Words are often easier to say than actually putting words into action.
The disciples in the boat thought they were drowning and Jesus was sleeping.
Panic set in despite the fact that his disciples spent a lot of time with Jesus and had witnessed first hand Jesus performing many miracles.
Now that should have put their mind at ease but not so. Humanity broke out and as someone said: “they had more faith that the storm would destroy them than in Jesus saving them”.
In this very difficult time, you might feel like that today. The storm of life is going to drown you, not so. The same Jesus in the boat with the disciples is in your boat too.
Just remember what we have in Ephesians chapter 1; those fantastic blessings. Where are they found? In Christ Jesus.
There isn’t anything you need that your heavenly Father doesn’t already know about. He’s concerned about your big needs and even the stuff you think is too insignificant for prayer.
Let us remind ourselves of the blessing and take one of those today to help you and apply that blessing to your life today.
Adoption, righteousness, grace, an inheritance, forgiveness, the Holy Spirit and fellowship with God and His people.
Stay safe and Blessed