Pilots flying through thick clouds, sometimes experience something called “Vertigo.” This means they lose their sense of whether they’re flying upwards or downwards. Some, following their untrustworthy senses, have crashed into the ground. But good pilots rely on the equipment that tells them exactly what angle they’re flying in.
In the same way, many Christians give up on faith because feelings like doubt, guilt, fear and worry overwhelm them. In those times they should trust in God’s unchanging promises and faithfulness and learn to fly…
Jesus sets us off in a direction, then as we obey him, a storm often comes and things go wrong. We feel like Jesus is doing nothing to help us ad doesn’t seem to care, but he does! Since he’s in control, he doesn’t panic. That’s why he could sleep. Our lack of trust in him makes us fearful and doubt that he really cares for us.
Why does he allows storms to come our way? He does this to develop our faith in him. Faith that is untested is not real faith! How do we grow in trust? Remind ourselves of some things:
- Jesus is with us.
- He does care
- And he’s made promises he’ll keep.
He has the power to change any situation, but until he does, we must trust him. If we don’t, our emotions may overwhelm us. That’s why it’s so important to hold onto promises God makes to us in his word. Promises like, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
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