Matthew 8:25-27
"And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea and there was a great calm. But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!"

Have you ever told someone, "Trust the Lord. He will get you through this?" I have said, "Trust the Lord" so many times throughout my life. It is one of those "Christian" phrases that fits most situations, and it kind of gives us a way out when someone is talking to us. It even makes you feel "spiritual."

We can also get a judgmental attitude with this topic. Someone is struggling, and we say, "If they would just trust the Lord they could get through this." That is so easy to say and yet so hard to live. From one day to the next I am going through something horrible, and I'm living this. It's not easy to trust the Lord.

I grew up in a Christian home on the mission field, and I was in church whenever the doors were opened. Going back to the verses above I felt the disciples were so foolish. How could they be afraid when Jesus was right next to them? How could they not have faith when they had seen Jesus do miracle after miracle? I mean if Jesus was on the earth today, and I saw Him performing miracles I would believe. I would totally trust Him. I wouldn't doubt or be afraid, would I?

Over the past two and a half years I have been terrified. There are moments I am in such a panic I don't know how I'm going to get through the next few minutes. As a Christian I know God is always with me, so why am I afraid? Why am I in a state of panic? I'm just like the disciples. I've realized in my moments of fear I've taken my focus off God and put my focus on my circumstances.

I don't like being fearful, and I don't have to be. I just need to take a moment, refocus, and get my eyes back on the Lord. I know that every day and sometimes every moment I have to make a conscious decision to trust the Lord. We are exhorted over and over again throughout Scripture to trust the Lord. God knew we would need constant reminders. It's not easy, but it's worth it.

Psalm 62:5-8
"My soul, wait thou only upon God for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."


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