NO FEAR - IT'S NEVER OVER UNTIL GOD SAYS IT'S OVER
Several of Jesus' disciples were fishermen,
and occasionally Jesus used their boats to travel to his next
destination. One evening they were crossing the Sea of Galilee
with Jesus asleep in the stern of the boat. While they were
underway, a fierce squall arose, and the wind and waves
threatened to overwhelm their boat. They were taking on water
as each new wave washed over them, and it was only a matter of
time before they would sink if the situation didn't rapidly
improve. This was a true emergency; these fishermen were not
over-reacting when they thought they might die during this
storm. Everyone who has been in a storm at sea knows exactly
how they felt.
Jesus slept through the
storm until the fishermen woke him up and said, "Teacher, don't
you care if we drown?" Jesus rebuked the wind and waves, and
the storm immediately subsided. Then Jesus said to his
comrades, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
Why wasn't Jesus afraid? Jesus knew that he didn't come into
this world to drown in the Sea of Galilee. Jesus was following
God's plan, and death by drowning definitely wasn't in the
plan. Jesus had such close fellowship with God that he knew
God's plan by heart from start to finish. Jesus knew he had
nothing to fear from a storm at sea.
The disciples didn't know that God wouldn't allow them to perish
in the storm. They didn't understand God's plan, and their
hearts were full of fear. The same thing often happens with us.
Without a close personal relationship with God, we don't
understand his plan, and our hearts are full of fear. When our
fellowship with God becomes up close and personal, for the first
time we understand his plan, and we put our faith in it. We
know that if we follow his plan, nothing can happen to us until
the plan has run its full course. Once we have faith in his
plan, we no longer have any reason to fear.
Jesus made it clear that fear has no place in the heart of a
child of God. When you have a personal relationship with God
and follow God's plan, you have nothing to fear.
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