Here are my takeaways from Victory series, when questions are answers, that I want to share to my readers.
Question 1: Why are you so afraid❓
This question was asked in Luke 8:22-25, when Jesus calms the storm. “Then he said to them, “Where is your faith?” But they were afraid and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him!” -Luke 8:25
I can relate to one of the disciples inside the boat, I’m sure I would react that way, I will be scared, fearful and do what I can to save my life. Oooopps, i missed my powerful God in the situation, i almost forgot that I can pray and seek God and save from this trouble. Storms will come thats for sure, it is part of life. But the question is, how do we face storms? Maybe you’re like me and disciple, afraid, stressed, because we’re facing the storm on our own.
⚡️God allows storms to make something good out of us. 1 Peter 4:12 says “Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.”
⚡️After the storm passed and experience How God calms thee storm and how He’s been there for us during trials and pain. Storms bring us joy. 1 Peter 1:6 says “This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials.”
⚡️Storms builds character. 1 Peter 1:7 says “Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
The god news is Jesus is with us to calm the storm! We just need to be
Quiet. Be still.
Jesus did not just calm the sea but He also calmed the hearts of the disciples.
Dear Father, You are bigger than any storms in my life, i trust you, you are faithful, You cares, You knows what we’re going through, You are in control, You see the bigger picture, You knows the end-to-end and You can calm every storms we face, today i pray, quiet my heart and mind Father, i ask for your grace to be still and know that you are my God. Amen.
-shared by Ptr. Ariel Marquez, Victory Weekend Service, Victory Alabang
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