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Rest or Car Crash:You choose! Pt2

Mark 4:38  Jesus was asleep at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. Frantically they wakened him, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you even care that we are all about to drown?”  (TLB)

In this story the disciples are caught up in a storm on the lake of Galilee and the boat filling with water was about to sink. Jesus was asleep at the back of the boat and the disciples frantic with worry woke Him and said, “Teacher, don’t you even care that we are all about to drown?” Jesus arose, rebuked the storm and said, “Peace, be still”. He then asked them why they had no faith.

One of the greatest signs to those around us of the power of Jesus Christ is when we show peace and rest amidst the pressure and difficulties of life. We have to learn this ‘rest’ by exercising our faith in God and His word. Paul said in Phil 4:6-7  Don’t worry about anything; instead, tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers.  If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.  (TLB)

Many people give their problems to God by using this verse but take it back again by allowing their thoughts to dwell on the problem; out of frustration they give up thinking God’s word doesn’t work. The answer is to substitute our negative thoughts by dwelling on God’s promise so that in our minds we see God taking charge of the situation. Thus whenever the negative thoughts seek to force their way back into our minds we repeatedly inwardly remind ourselves that God is in charge and He will resolve the issue. We may have to do this numerous times but as we hold fast to the promise we will see God come through for us. Hence when we experience God’s response to our faith it will embolden us to trust Him again and again. This is how we build our trust in Him and remain at rest In Christ.

Meditation point: Help me Holy Spirit to substitute negative thoughts for the positive thoughts of God’s promises.


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