Thursday, August 17, 2017

Daily Devotion: Why Are We Fearful?

Bible Reading: Matthew 8:18-28

Key Verse: Verse 26 - "And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm."

Key Words: Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?

No doubt since some of these men in the boat with Jesus were fishermen and used to rough seas, the storm tossing the boat must have been a feisty one.

Jesus quickly identifies the cause of their fear when He says, “O ye of little faith.” You see, faith and fear can’t dwell together in the same heart.

We need to be like the 84 year- old grandmother who fiercely maintained her independence and lived alone in the family home.

Her 4 children lived in the same town, but she rarely called them except in emergencies.  It was with some apprehension, therefore, that one of her sons drove to her house one morning in answer to her phone call.

When he arrived, she said she suspected that there was a burglar in her bedroom closet, since she had heard noises in there the night before.

"Why didn't you call me last night?" he exclaimed.

"Well," she replied, "it was late and I hated to bother you, so I just nailed the closet shut and went to bed."

That's the kind of attitude we can have when faced with anxious moments in our lives. Nail the door of fear shut and go to bed in calm assurance.

What to do:
✞ Nail your fears shut with the nail of faith and the hammer of God’s Word.

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