“Why are you fearful, you of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea. And there was a great calm.” Matthew 8:26
The disciples were awake, Jesus was asleep, and the sudden violent storm produced waves which not only threatened to sink the boat but also threatened to sink the disciple’s faith.
At times of crisis do we have such confidence in God’s love for us that we are seen as the reliable ones, standing on His firm foundation and offering faithful prayers? Or do we become the ones who can only offer panic prayers as if we do not even know God? How we respond in crisis indicates the allegiance of our heart. It does not honor the Lord to offer the sort of prayer which indicates our God just might be asleep. And if not asleep, He is at best unaware and at worst unconcerned about our current crisis.
The Lord Our Protector
I lift my eyes toward the mountains.
Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
your Protector will not slumber.
Indeed, the Protector of Israel
does not slumber or sleep.
The Lord protects you;
the Lord is a shelter right by your side.,
The sun will not strike you by day
or the moon by night.
The Lord will protect you from all harm;
He will protect your life.
The Lord will protect your coming and going
both now and forever.
Let’s honor the Lord by offering non-hesitant, bold prayers and proclamations which indicate we know He is completely able to deliver us from every single predicament in which we find ourselves. Let’s pray as if we know Him!! We praise you Lord with full faith and assurance knowing you are King of Kings and Lord of Lord! There is no one like you!
The next time you feel compelled to wonder where your help comes from, whether your God slumbers and is unaware, or if He is concerned about your life, build yourself up in your most holy faith and proclaim to yourself His wonderful works. Remind yourself He is the God that spins the planets, ushers in the seasons and gives the ocean’s their boundary line. He alone secures our protection at all times. He is your undisputed Champion. Thank you, Lord.
In His grace,