Psalm 95 & 69:1-23(24-30) 31-38; Gen. 43:1-15; 1 Cor. 7:1-9; Mark 4:35-41
Faith ~ Reassurance ~ Comfort
Inevitably, throughout life, difficult times ebb and flow. It is also true that some of life’s “curve balls” are more difficult than others. It is during these times God’s words ~ reassurances~ are especially cherished. As the Psalmist did, we can cry out to God when we are distressed:
Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck…
I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.
We know from scripture that Jesus turned to God in his distress. We are reassured through scripture repeatedly that we are not alone. Others felt as we do. Lonely, hurt, scared, angry- familiar feelings for us today – and familiar to Jesus, the Incarnate One as fully human as we are, as well. Comfort comes through scripture and our ~faith we can rely on God to walk through life with us.
“Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
“...even the wind and the waves obey him!”
Faith comes about through the relationship we develop with God, through the experience of crying out to him in our distress and the experience of His walking beside us, saving
us, because he has walked where we walk and sat in the pitching boat with us.
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
God walks with us through good times and bad. He is by our side. We can feel His comfort and reassurance through our faith.
Posted on Fri, March 5, 2010
by Lenten Meditations filed under