Why Are You Fearful?

   Apostle Kim Moreno

Matthew 8:21-26  “Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.  Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat.  But Jesus was sleeping.  The disciples went and woke him up, saying, “Lord save us! We’re going to drown!”  He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”  Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.”  Fear may fill our world, but it doesn’t have to fill our hearts.  Just remember that the spirit of fear will attempt to paralyze your life.  It will attempt to block your call.  Over and over again the gospels list some 125 Christ-issued imperatives.  Of these 21 urge us to not be afraid, or to take courage, or take heart.  The one statement that was made more than any other was this: “don’t be afraid.”  Fear corrodes our confidence in God’s goodness. Remember God’s resume includes; Red Sea openings, Lazarus raising, Lions’ mouths closings and, storm stilling’s and strolling’s.  His lesson is clear.  He’s the commander of every storm.  Are you scared in yours? Then stare at Him.  JESUS IS THERE!  Sleeping in the boat just feet away from the disciples was the solution to their problem.  Jesus is there! He is for you!  When we are rooted in Christ, we will stop being intimated by storms.