As Told By A Scoundrel: Eyes On The King, Not On The Waves

November 6, 2022 Speaker: Chris Francis Series: As Told By a Scoundrel

Topic: Worship, trials, waiting

Matthew 14:22-33

Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Fear is a powerful emotion that will make us do things we shouldn't.

Fear will make us manipulate situations with our words because we don't trust that God will fight for us. 

Fear will make us hammer our friends and our spouse with arguments because we can't trust that God's spirit can change them. 

Fear will make us keep our mouths shut because we can't imagine how God might use our words to pierce someone’s heart.

Fear will keep us from giving away money because we cannot trust that God will provide for us. 

Fear will make us flee our neighborhood, town, city, state or country becuase things are becoming more difficult, when God would have us stay there and be a light in the darkness. 

Fear will make us stay when God would have us go to a new town, state, or country because we are afraid of unknown territory.  

Because fear is such a powerful thing, we must be on guard against it. We must beware what will drive us to fear. What will trigger those fears. 

In this passage about faith and fear, we find a faithful Jesus who is always moving towards us in our storms, even when our faith is weak.