Mark 6:50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
Troubles seem to come at terrible times. But then, when is a good time to have troubles? However, problems still always seem to take us by surprise. Sometimes starting out small with a minor situation, and then the problem gets bigger and bigger. Or it may be that instead of that particular problem getting bigger, more and more problems add up on top of the problem you already have. The pressure often seems too much to bear. We try, scheme and work at fixing them, but many times the harder we try, the worse the situation gets. Then old Satan causes us to start believing we must have done something terrible for all this to be happening to us. Because why else would God allow all this to happen? In addition, we often become afraid to go to Jesus with problem.
Well, it is possible that there is an area of your life that you may still need to yield to Him. However, it could just as well be that He wants you to learn to rely on Him more. It could be that you have not spoken with Him in a while, and He simply longs to hear your voice! Possibly, He is trying to tell you something, but you have not opened the pages of your Bible in so long you do not hear Him speak. It may be He wants to deliver into your life the peace that only He can bring. In any case, the last three words of today’s verse ought to bring us comfort. Whatever the reason for our situation, God is still in control. He says to you Christian, “Be not afraid!”
To be afraid of Jesus make no sense at all. He loves you more than you can ever know. He wants only what is best for you. To be so ashamed of what we may have done that we will not reach out to God is the Devils way of keeping you from real joy. Remember, all sin has been taken care of in His love for you on the cross. Confess it and He will restore the fellowship you had before. What He wants most with you and what you should want with Him is an everyday, personal, one-on-one relationship. “Be Not Afraid.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Kings 11, 12v / Psalm 26 / Proverbs 29 / Mark 6
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Job 21-25 / Acts 21:18-40
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