TRUST = Totally Reliant Unwavering Steadfastness Truth!
When Jesus informed the Disciples to get in the boat because they were going to the other side, why did they doubt His word? TRUST means to believe wholeheartedly without wavering in that belief. The disciples had been with Jesus all day watching Him perform miracles, so when He decided to just take a rest from a long day of work; his crew that had been around Him all day long should have let Him rest. What they did was take their eyes off of Jesus who was calm, peaceful, and resting during the environmental chaos and directly focus on the storm around them. When they directed their attention on the waves and wind that was rocking their boat; they became fearful that they would not cross over to the other side safely. They were more concerned about the waves splashing into the boat and the strong winds causing their boat to bounce up and down on the waters. When they got so full of fear they anxiously called out to Jesus crying out for their lives. Jesus had to be disturbed from his resting place by these faithless people to speak again another word of truth so they could see with their natural eyes another miracle. He commanded the storm to be still and calmed the environment.
Once he calmed the waters and wind, He asked why are you full of fear. Why don’t you believe me when I said we would get in the boat and go to the other side? This is the same question He ask us today; when we come to Him in prayer and He provides His word of truth. He promises that you will cross over and get through all that you are currently experiencing. He wants to know why do you (we) doubt His word? Let us be diligent to remain at peace while in the midst of the chaos around us. Let us fight to not yield to fear but remain peaceful and in rest. Let our eyes not be diverted by any distraction that is contrary to the word that God speaks into our lives. Let us be strong, steadfast, unmovable and always abounding in the word of the Lord and just TRUST God!
Here is the backstory just in case we need to remind ourselves that Jesus calms every storm and all He requires is us to have faith:
Jesus Calms the Storm
Mark 4:35-41 KJV
35When that evening came, He said to His disciples, “Let us cross to the other side.” 36After they had dismissed the crowd, they took Jesus with them, since He was already in the boat. And there were other boats with Him.
37Soon a violent windstorm came up, and the waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was being swamped. 38But Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on the cushion. So they woke Him and said, “Teacher, don’t You care that we are perishing?”
39Then Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and the sea. “Silence!” He commanded. “Be still!” And the wind died down, and it was perfectly calm.
40“Why are you so afraid?” He asked. “Do you still have no faith?”
41Overwhelmed with fear, they asked one another, “Who is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Therefore, don’t rely on our own wisdom or ideas on the matter; just dig deep into God’s word on the matter and let God guide us through every storm of our life so we can cross over to the other side. Our very own promised land.
Proverbs 3:5-12 The Message Version
5-12 Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
don’t sulk under his loving correction.
It’s the child he loves that God corrects;
a father’s delight is behind all this.
Stay tuned for more encouragement so that when faced with a personal turmoil; your faith can be revitalized to stand firm and trust God.
Let the conversations ensue and the shifting occur for our next level transformation into what we were born to do – live life and that life MORE Abundant here on earth as it is in heaven.
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P.S. Remember, to help us navigate through this life and enjoy a new life that one being eternal with God our Father; we have to make a decision N.O.W. = New Beginnings is our Witness. Below provides a prayer that you can ask the Lord to become your Redeemer, Healer, Savior, your everything to help you on your personal life’s journey – even though it may be bitter some times with God He always sweetens your steps. Love you always! Miriam aka Essence of Myrrh Proverbs 3:5-8.
Here I am Lord, help me to change into the person you birthed me into existence to become. Allow my personal perspective (outlook and thoughts) become new. Let me know in my heart that you are God and if I truly trust you then I can be liberated – basically set free to live a life here on earth like you desire me to exists for an eternity with you in heaven. Help me to view you clearly with a steadfast focus! I ask that any obstacle that has hindered me before or in my future be removed so that I can obtain the wisdom and knowledge you have for me to live in peace, love, strength, power, and fearlessly. Thank you for equipping me with all that I need (Holy Spirit and Jesus as my Savior) to successfully navigate this life’s journey. I am grateful, humbled, and willing to be your faithful servant. I am here and ask for your help every single day. Thank you for hearing me and providing all that I have need for according to your riches in heaven. Amen (so be it)!
Selah and Shalom ~ Essence of Myrrh Proverbs 3:5-8 from Miriam S StevensThankful Revolution and Todah Praise ChannelMsstevenspr.comSMS = Send Messages Safely#faithspeaksanditisso#PerpetuatedPositionsPosterity Please visit, subscribe, share, like, and comment at TheThankfulRevolution.comhttps://thethankfulrevolution.com/ and I ask you all to review the latest Blog (looking to get your thoughts as we continue in this journey called life) Myrrhism Message Thirty Seven – Faith Speaks and it is so! A.W.E. https://thethankfulrevolution.com/…/myrrhism-message… Love you all!