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The Lord of our Fears

Posted by on January 12, 2010

“So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me.’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?'” Matthew 14:29-31

We all have our fears – the wind and the waves that draw our attention away from Jesus. When we focus on our fears, we are unstable and will sink. Instead, we must fix our eyes on the Lord of our fears. This does not mean that we ignore our fears; they are there, but we must remember who Jesus is.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.” Psalm 62:5-7

When the focus is on the Lord, our fears are stilled, for He is our rock and refuge. Trusting in Him gives us strength and confidence.

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