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Overcoming Fear with Faith

Peace (Mark 4:39)

 Mark 4:37- 41:  And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Jesus Calms the StormJesus spoke these words to His disciples when they became fearful because of a storm that arose while they were with Him in a boat on the sea. Jesus was resting, asleep in the boat when the storm hit and in panic they woke Him up and asked Him if he really cared for them, as it looked like they would perish. As His children today, when we become fearful, we take this same attitude when our personal “storms of life” look like we might sink. Even though the Lord is with us, we act as if He is not there to do anything. The disciples forgot that Jesus told them to get in the boat and go with Him to the other side. Since He told them where they were going, they could have trusted Him to get them there. They had seen Him do miracles for many, but doubted that He could do a miracle for them. They forgot He was the true Master of everything, even the wind and the storm. We can find ourselves in the same place if we look at the storm instead of looking to Jesus, the Master of the universe, who has power over the storm.  He is the One that can bring peace into any situation and has the answer for every problem we face.

We need to understand that fear is the opposite of faith. We cannot operate in fear and faith at the same time. Now, how can we overcome fear and walk in faith?

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Despise Not the Day of Small Things

Zech 4:10

Zechariah 4:10 “For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”

Welcome to the Bible Answers for Daily Living blog. Most of my readers have known me from the BibleResources.org website or the former website of Bible.com, of which my husband, Bud, and I founded back in 1994. YouVersion is now leading the future of Bible.com by providing a free Bible App made available on the Bible.com website; while the Lord is now directing us to share Bible based teachings and other Bible tools on the BibleResources.org website. When we turned Bible.com over to YouVersion it had around 2 million unique visitors a month. I never dreamed when the Lord called me to serve Him that He would have me share the writings that He revealed to me with a potential audience of 2 million people. Our current website, BibleResources.org, started with a humble beginning as well, and is growing daily and that audience is nearing the half million mark. I just feel the Lord wants me to share in this first blog about how He commissioned the literature and online ministry and grew it for His purposes. We began the Christ Unlimited Ministry in 1975 with a small evangelistic outreach in West Texas. Today, He has commissioned us to take the gospel to the world via the Internet. We take our calling seriously as we realize the gravity of being a good steward of the Word of God.

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