“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Mark 4:40

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said to His disciples,

“Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

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– Mark 4:40 (NIV)

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REFLECTION…

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The disciples were on a boat with Jesus,

when this fierce storm suddenly came up.

They were filled with fear

yet Jesus was asleep, there, at the back of the boat.

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So, in panic, they called out to Him

to wake Him up and take notice of their plight,

and Jesus said to them,

“Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

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When we find ourselves facing some terrible storm in our lives,

God can sometimes appear to be asleep.

Understandably, because we are human, we can get very anxious

especially when the situation is a bleak one

and appears to be beyond our control.

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That is when, as believers, we plead desperately with the Lord to help us.

That is when we may even find ourselves crying out,

“Don’t You care, Lord, don’t You care?”

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If you are in such a situation,

do not stop yourself from calling out to the Lord to help you.

Do not take your eyes off the One who you know is there, right by our side,

and do not give up on calling out to Him.

Kneel before Him and humbly ask Him to increase your faith,

and He will reassuringly reply,

“Do not be afraid, for I am with you!

Do not be frightened, for I am your God!

I strengthen you – yes, I help you – yes,

I uphold you with my saving right hand!” (Is 41:10)

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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O Lord, my God, help me always keep my eyes on You; help me never lose faith.

Stay by my side, Lord, strengthen me, and let Your will be done!

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