Have you ever begun something, whether a new job, venture or mission; full of excitement and just knowing it’s what you’re meant to do, but then once starting, you let fear, anxiety and/or doubt creep into your thoughts?
I am by nature a visionary person. I can dream huge, imagine everything imaginable, and have visions of how to go about starting a project. I get excited and determined to get started no matter what.
And then when everything is ready to go, I have a storm of thoughts… Is this really the right time? Is this really what I’m meant to do? What if I mess up, or make a mistake? What if no one likes it? What if… fill in the blank.
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou; bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
I’ve learned to step out on faith for a lot of things, especially the last few years, but too quickly I look at all the obstacles and listen to the doubts. I take my eyes of Jesus, who is in control of all things.
If you’re facing anxieties and storms of doubt and fear, let go and stick with Jesus. You’ll find you don’t need to do miracles like He does; instead, let Him work on the circumstances of where you are, and you’ll find that He calms our inner storms too.
Thank You Lord for calming our inner storms and saving us. God, bless all who visit this place, bless and keep our troops safe wherever they are. In Jesus’ precious Name, Thank You and Amen.