There is a danger in listening to too much circular news or information. I say this because circular news promotes fear, helplessness and hopelessness. What we expose ourselves to in some instances can cause unease and dis-ease. Jesus said, “In this world, there are many tribulations, BUT be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Read John 16:33. The disciples in this context were listening to something other than the Word of God, hence, fear and mistrust.
“Awake now, He told the wind to pipe down and said to the sea, “Quiet! Settle down!” The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass.” Read Mark 4:39 (MSG). This is an amazing version, won’t you agree? Jesus showed us how to dominate in this earth realm using the raw power of the Word over the elements, and if you observe, the elements obeyed, and this is why I alluded to in my previous posts that “everything God created has intelligence.”
Now, the raw power of the Word is not limited to the elements alone, it will cause the desired effect towards its target if used appropriately. Brothers and sisters, there is a huge amount of responsibility on us to “watch our words” or “watch our mouths.” Hence, the Bible says, “Life and death lie in the power of the tongue.” Quite frankly, what I am referring to here is, are we going to be good stewards of God’s power – His Word? Else, God has a way of toning down the effect of words not used in its proper manner. I am sure you know what I mean. For example, your husband, wife, children or friend make you upset, and we go off on them with what – words not consistent with the scriptures?! I am not sure why I went down this route, nevertheless, there it is.
So here is a question for you, why were the disciples not able to rebuke the storm and calm the wind? The Bible tells us in Mark 4:40 (TLB): 1. Fear and 2. No confidence in God’s Word or a lack of trust. And He asked them, “Why were you so fearful? Don’t you even yet have confidence in me?” These disciples have been with Jesus, and I suppose He had an expectation of them, and when it came to it, their lack of knowledge and fear crippled or truncated their faith. Could that possibly the same with you and me? When it comes down to declaring and standing on the Word of God, we cave in, quit and complain.
Lord Jesus, help our unbelief. Your Word stands in the solitude of its own greatness and I put you in remembrance of Your Word, “Not one word has failed of all the good promises He gave through his servant Moses.” Read 1 Kings 8:56 (NIV).
#Shhhhhsssh: Peace be still.
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