“BE OF GOOD CHEER, IT IS I: BE NOT AFRAID”
“……and they saw HIM walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and they cried out. For they ALL saw HIM and were troubled. And immediately HE talked with them and said unto them, BE OF GOOD CHEER, IT IS I: BE NOT AFRAID.”
This is the Bible account of JESUS CHRIST WALKING ON THE SEA in the Gospel of Mathew 14: 22-33
The disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ were in the middle of this storm and the winds were contrary and they were afraid. Through these struggles and in spite of their skills they knew this would over power them, then, through all this they saw a figure and supposed it to be a spirit and were troubled and all cried out in fear, BUT IMMEDIATELY HE TALKED WITH THEM!!
How timely and caring is our God! As God He knew their situation and their struggles but they had to learn further lessons in faith, so He came only on the fourth watch of the night walking on the sea and speaks to them to remove their fear – BE OF GOOD CHEER, IT IS I: BE NOT AFRAID!
Beloved are you conscious of the strain of the storm and the winds of life that seem too difficult for you to handle any more? May be it is time for you to realize your faith is little, like His disciples but as soon as they cried out, Jesus Christ was there to change their circumstances by calming the sea and the winds. Notice through this situation, they discovered that their skills were not enough and their faith in GOD WAS LITTLE FAITH after all. BUT here is what they discovered through it: this Man JESUS CHRIST IS NOT JUST THE MESSIAH BUT TRULY HE IS THE SON OF GOD for no one could WALK ON THE WATER AND SPEAK TO THE WINDS AND THE RAGING SEA AND THEY OBEY HIM BRINGING THIS WHOLE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL IN SUCH A MIRACULOUS WAY, PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY NEEDED GOD’S HELP MOST!! OH, HALLELUJAH
Beloved are you facing trials and situations that you cannot handle even though you knew Jesus Christ could help you but HE does seem far away even though you have been praying?
Our God is an ON-TIME GOD and He knows and feels and understands and hears your cry, but through these very trials and situations He wants you to have a greater revelation of HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD AND THEREBY INCREASE YOUR FAITH – from little faith to great faith!
Be confident that God IS IN YOU LIKE HE SAID AND WANTS YOU TO WALK ABOVE YOUR TRIALS AND CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SEEM TO THREATEN YOUR DESTRUCTION, THAT HE WILL MOVE IN A MIRACULOUS MANNER THAT YOU TOO WOULD WORSHIP HIM AND SEE HOW AWESOME HE IS!
OUR GOD IS THE ONLY, ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, EVER LOVING AND MERCIFUL, FAITHFUL, UNCHANGING, AND IN ABSOLUTE CONTROL AND IS AT WORK IN YOU AND THROUGH YOU AND HE IS AN ON-TIME GOD! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE SAYS TO YOU IN YOUR SITUATION: IT IS I: BE NOT AFRAID!