Why Are You Fearful? #713

23  Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. 24  And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. 25  Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” 26  But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. (Matthew 8:23–26, NKJV)

Some expect life to be smooth sailing once they start following Jesus. But, when we follow Jesus into the boat of life we can expect choppy seas and storms that challenge our faith. The disciples’ “little faith” was on display as they fearfully forgot that the Lord who could save them was also in the boat with them. They forgot to trust the presence and power of the Lord. As a disciple of Jesus, always remember not to fear the circumstances you face or those who bring tumult and turmoil into your life. The Lord who calmed the sea is the same Lord who will never fail you or forsake you (Heb. 13:5-6). So, set your sails and follow Jesus; Trust and obey His word. Do not be fearful; be ever faithful.