Get Back in the Boat

by | Apr 23, 2023 | Sermon, Unlikely Disciple

Fear can creep into our lives at any time, especially when our happiness, comfort, or success is threatened. As we’ll see from Peter’s example, following Jesus doesn’t automatically eliminate our fears. However, we can also see how our fears fade into the background each time our attention turns back to Jesus.

What is something you’re afraid of going into this week?

As you examine this fear more closely, which of the following feels under threat?
   – Security and survival
   – Power and control
   – Affection and esteem

How does God response in each of these areas:
   – Security and survival – Matthew 6:25-34
   – Power and control – Deuteronomy 31:6-8
   – Affection and esteem – Isaiah 41:1, Jeremiah 31:3

Practice Psalm 46:10. Be still and reflect on God’s presence in your fear. What do you sense Him doing or saying in this moment?

What is a short prayer you can use to center yourself in God’s presence this week? It can be as simple as “Heavenly Father, meet with me.” Make it easy to remember to help call your attention back to God’s presence with you.

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