When you are going through the storm, keep your focus firmly fixed on Jesus. He leads and guides you successfully, through the most narrow and dark places. Problems, however, arise when we take our eyes off him and worry about our circumstances. We begin to think about the “what ifs” and magnify the challenges.
Our focus becomes the problem and not the Lord Jesus. The problem gets our time, thoughts, on which we meditate and consumes our hearts, and becomes our idol. It takes first place in our lives and becomes what we worship, instead of trusting Jesus. Anything that takes the focus off Jesus is an idol. Stop worrying and striving, instead rest in his strength and listen to what he speaks to you. Then you will successfully come through the challenging season.
But when he (Peter) perceived and felt the strong wind, he was frightened, and as…
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
O Lord, in Your mercy, let Your glory blindfold my pursuers and the pursuers of my family in the name of Jesus Christ.
God has called us to live trusting him, in faith. We are not to fear and recite all the troubles with our circumstances. Instead of focusing on the impossibilities of your situation, thinking and complaining about all the difficulties, keep your focus on Yahweh, the covenant keeping God of your present, and his loving supernatural provision for you. Your problem can become the very thing used by God, to show himself strong, on your behalf.
Faith in God, rehearsing his promises and crying out to him in trusting belief, causes him to hear and answer. With his help, you are victorious. Expect your miracle today! Remember, Jesus gave his life for you and what seemed like terrible defeat, brought you salvation, deliverance, healing, and abundant life.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 NKJV)
Numbers 27:12-13 Now the Lord said to Moses: Go up into this Mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel. And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron, your brother, was gathered.
My Father and my God give me and my family the grace to resist and reject every pressure that will deprive us of doing Your will completely in the name of Jesus Christ.