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What Are You Afraid Of?

Jesus is sleeping in a boat; the disciples are crossing the lake.  A major strong whips up and the disciples are overwhelmed— remember that several of them were fishermen, so it must have been a bad one to scare them.

In a panic, they wake up Jesus.

He says, “You have little faith; why are you so afraid?”  [Matthew 8:23-27]

Upon contemplation, this question of Jesus is eye opening.

Jesus implies that fear is a symptom of faithlessness.  Conversely, if we have faith, there should be no reason to fear.

When we have fears — and we all do — we need to, in faith, give them to Jesus and trust him to take care of us.

By Peter DeHaan

Wordsmith Peter DeHaan shares his passion for life and faith through words. Peter DeHaan’s website (http://peterdehaan.com) contains information and links to his blogs, newsletter, and social media pages.

Peter DeHaan is the president of Peter DeHaan Publishing, Inc., (http://peterdehaanpublishing.com) the publisher and editor of Connections Magazine and AnswerStat, and editor of Article Weekly.