“… ‘Save me, Lord!’ he shouted.” Matthew 14:30 (NLT) It’s a simple prayer. It’s short but effective! “Save me, Lord!” I call it the 911 prayer! Aren’t you glad that prayer doesn’t have to be long and impressive to be effective? If Peter had prayed like so many in churches […]
Peter shows us how to overcome our fears by moving forward in faith even when we feel afraid!
While many define peace as the absence of trouble, Jesus offers a peace in the midst of trouble.
What is your greatest fear?
Have you lost your peace over past mistakes? Regrets can leave us anxious and afraid we will never measure up and prevent us from moving forward.
This week we’ve declared war on worry. For many, this destructive force has held them hostage and prevented them from experiencing the peace Jesus came to offer.
Worry is saying, “God, I don’t believe I can trust You to handle this.” We think we need to control the situation. As counter intuitive as it seems, to really win over worry, I need to shift from control to surrender.
Worry is stewing without doing. It immobilizes us with a paralysis of fear. If we are to get going, we must shift our thinking from focusing on the temporal to that which is eternal.
If you’ve ever wrestled with worry, you’re not alone. In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus declared war on worry because He understood how destructive an emotion it can be.
Where do you go for refuge? When troubles surround you, to whom do you turn to for help?