There are several accounts of the disciples in a boat trying hard to keep control of it as a storm came up in the middle of the night. The references are Matthew 8 and 14, Mark 4 and 6, and John 6. I refrain from posting the actual texts here as it would make this… Continue reading Disciples at Sea
Have you faced a situation in your lives when it appears as if everything is coming against you and you fear failure, defeat, destruction, reject or some other calamity and you just do not have the resources to defend yourself? I think we can all answer “yes” to that question. At least once in our… Continue reading Stand still in your battles
“Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar.” Proverbs 30:5-6 One can read these two verses and come away with some fear. Does it provoke that type of response in you? It… Continue reading How God’s Word is tested
With everything going on in the world today once only has to listen to a few minutes of any newscast and they will find fear entering their hearts. Truly, if we aren’t careful over that which we watch and listen to, fear will get a grip on us. Allow me to share some of the… Continue reading Peace in the midst of our storms
“Which of you by taking thought (being anxious) can add one cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:27 KJV The idea in this verse has always puzzled me. It is a ridiculous notion that anyone can worry themselves taller. (Although, being a short person, it would be nice)! The rest of the reasons Jesus gives in this… Continue reading Anxiety, worry and God’s provision!
If you’ve never read this part of Mark 6, give it a good read and receive something good for this day! (I’ve included the text in this post). Jesus had just done the miracle of feeding the 5000 before this part of Mark 6. Previous to that miracle was the account of the death of… Continue reading Mark 6:45-52 – trials in the storms of life
Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.” “He/God” answered, not I (as in me), answered. How often do I pray and then feel that I must now go and try to answer my own prayer? He answers too, not that He just listens. There is a sense… Continue reading Fear – God wants to help us!
Do you feel that God is close to you? Do you ever feel as if He is so far away He can’t possibly know what you are going through today? I believer all of us can answer both questions yes and no depending on what’s going on in our lives, rather than dependent on what… Continue reading How close is God to us?
“Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He Himself was sending the crowd away. After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray. When it was evening, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the… Continue reading Mark 6:45-52 – Jesus can calm your storm
Have you ever wanted to read the Bible and felt a twinge of fear or distress, wondering if you were going to find yet one more thing wrong with you that needed fixing? Have you ever felt a sense of drudgery and duty in reading His word? You know reading the Word is what Christians… Continue reading Proverbs 3:1-6 – how we approach God’s word