Don’t Be Afraid of Life’s Storms?

Imagine you have to walk through a park at night that is dimly lit. How do you feel about it? Perhaps afraid or worried. Now imagine walking through the same dimly lit park at night, but you are not alone. You have a couple of U.S. Marines and a couple of Navy Seals to escort you through the park. How do you feel now?

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Barb of noticed that on Sunday I wrote about a thunderstorm changing my plans and that yesterday I shared a song Praise You In The Storm and wondered if there was a theme. It was unintentional, but the comment got me to thinking about Jesus walking on the water in the midst of a storm.

His disciples were in a boat when a storm suddenly came upon them. They might have died. Jesus came walking to them in the midst of the storm on the water. His words to them were- “Don’t Be Afraid. It is I.”

Every time God told his people to be of courage, he gave them a reason- I go before you.

Jesus told his disciples many times- Don’t Be Afraid. It Is I.

God does not just tell us to not be afraid when we face life’s difficulties, challenges, and upheavals. He tells us to not be afraid because? HE IS WITH US.

The Christian faith is not an empty faith of trying to stir up positive thoughts. It is based on the one who has all power- Jesus. And Jesus has promised he will never leave us.

Have to go to that doctor’s appointment? Jesus goes with us.

Have to look for a job? Jesus goes with us.

Have to live with chronic illness? Jesus is with us.

Have to deal with family problems? Jesus is with us.

So when the storms of life hit, Jesus walks through that storm to us and says- Don’t Be Afraid. It Is I.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

27 thoughts on “Don’t Be Afraid of Life’s Storms?

  1. Amen, the promise of His presence is the most precious of all the promises to me. I must admit that from my limited perspective, and when my faith is weak, it sometimes seems like an awful long time goes by before He comes to my storm-tossed boat. But indeed, how else to grow my faith.

  2. Great thoughts!
    According to Bible Hub, the Greek (in English letters because of my keyboard) is (eimi)(egō). This means “I am I” or “I exist I”. According to the pulpit commentary on the parallel passage in John, it literally means “I am” and the commentary calls them “Divine words”.
    Imagine this scenario as Jesus says we don’t have to be afraid because “I am”, He, even He, exists, the eternal God, ever present, all powerful, full of hesed love…

  3. I like how you pointed out that the Christian Faith is not just an attempt to stir up positive thoughts. Our foundation is in Jesus, not ourselves. He is with us . Thanks big brother!

  4. Amen ! He promises to never leave us or forsake us . Although when we are truly afraid we may forget the promise.
    Thank you for this great and powerful post.

  5. I absolutely love this article brother Matt …’s so beautiful and meaningful…..every bit of itπŸ€—β™₯οΈπŸ€—πŸŽ€β™₯οΈπŸŽ€πŸ€—β™₯οΈπŸŽ€πŸ€—

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