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Matthew 8:26 And [Jesus] said to them, “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm.
I never got upset with Ellis for being afraid and seeking shelter with me. Jesus does not mind us going to him when we are afraid either. But I can also imagine how annoyed I would have been if Ellis screamed each time he was afraid instead of taking comfort in the fact that I would protect him.
How many times have we been faced with scary situations? And how many times has Jesus seen us through? Countless times I have asked Jesus to save me in the midst of life’s storms. And he has calmed the storm—or me—each and every time. Why are you afraid? I hear this question deep inside as I remember all the times Jesus has saved me.
MOVING FORWARD: What scares you? Share this fear with Jesus, and ask him to help you give it up.