Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?
(Mark 4:40 (RSV))
What do you face in your life that makes you afraid?
To some people, their fear is of a horrible death. To others, their fear is financial failure. Some people fear being alone, while others fear being with people.
The fears that people have are as unique and varied as the people who have them.
Think about the questions presented in Mark 4:40. Is there really anything that you have to fear if you have accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior? His very words tell us:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
(John 16:33 (NIV))
If we place our faith in Jesus, then we truly have nothing to fear, for whatever the world may throw at us, He has overcome. It is true that we may have our faith tested by Satan, for he will attempt to use our old fears to get us to deny Jesus, but do not abandon your faith. Fear only thrives where there is no hope. Hope thrives where Jesus is. Faith thrives were there is hope.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))
Firmly place your faith in Jesus!