Devotion: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Devotion: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

by / 0 Comments / 532 View / April 15, 2009

Read: Matthew 8:23-27

He replied, you of little faith, why are you so afraid?  Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves and it was completely calm.

Megan and her family were on vacation in Florida. A very bad hurricane was coming their way. They needed to take cover and fast. The safest place for them to go was in the hallway of the hotel they were staying at. Being only six-years-old, she became very frightened. She had never experienced something so traumatizing before. Her older brother told her that they should pray to Jesus, asking for protection. He knew that Jesus would not let anything happen to them. So they prayed and Megan felt a lot better. Soon the storm ended and they remained safe. Jesus answered all of their prayers. He stayed with them and protected them.

This fictional story is similar to the story in the Bible where Jesus disciples became very frightened and doubted Him. In this Bible passage, Jesus and His disciples were on a sail boat when a bad storm came upon them. They were terrified. Jesus at that time was asleep and the disciples doubted that Jesus would keep them safe. They woke Him up telling Him that they would all drown. Jesus woke up and made it seem like they had nothing to worry about. He calmed the storm and the waves stilled.

As human beings living in a sinful world, we usually do not give everything to Jesus in prayer like we should. We tend to worry constantly about anything and everything. Turning away from Jesus in times of trouble is a part of our sinful nature. 

Thankfully, Jesus will always be there for us and that our sins are forgiven because of His death and resurrection. In Matthew 6:30 it says, If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Jesus is showing us that we do not have to worry about anything. He knows what is best for us and what will happen to us. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future  (Jeremiah 29:11). As Christians, we need to have faith that Jesus will take care of us in times of need. He loves us and will always be there for us.

We need to know that Jesus is in control of our lives. He has power over everything. Everyday we should bring our thoughts and worries to Jesus in prayer and be confidant that He will help us.

Dear Jesus, thank You for always being there for us and helping us get through the rough times in our lives. Please help us to remember that we can always come to You in prayer and that You are always willing to help us with our problems. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Your Commment

Email (will not be published)