Your Fears Can Distort Your Perception

Your Fears Can Distort Your Perception


When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.  During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.  When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified.  “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.  But Jesus immediately said to them:  Take courage! It is I.  Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”  “Come,” he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.  “You of little faith,’ he said, “why did you doubt?”  (Matthew 14:22-33)

Put your faith and trust in God.  (Romans 8:38-39)

Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in me.  (John 14:1)

Develop your confidence in Jesus Christ.  (Proverbs 3:25-26)

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  (Hebrews 4:16)

Be positive and seek His face.  (Psalms 105:4)

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear,…… (Psalms 46:1-2)


Posted by admin in Sermons on November 26, 2012