He didn’t say why, but our pastor had each of us pick up a rock as we headed to the boat. This was mine. Once we were out on the Sea of Galilee, he talked to us about fear. Our rock would represent our biggest one. We prayed for clarity and then in a spirit of surrender, and as an act of faith, released them to God by throwing them into the water. The very same water where, on two different occasions, Jesus told His closest disciples not to fear.
It’s natural to have fears. This world is often a harsh and dangerous place, and the future uncertain. But Christ calls us to move beyond the natural. Despite the size of the waves, the force of the wind, or the condition of our boat, He calls us to be at peace through steadfast faith in Him.
Is there fear in your life that you need to throw into the water today?
“But Jesus reprimanded them. “Why are you gripped with fear? Where is your faith?” Then he stood up and rebuked the storm and said, “Be still!” And instantly it became perfectly calm.” (Matthew 8:26 TPT)