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Day 140: How To Not Fret In Crisis

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Mat 14:29-30 (KJV) And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

In our previous post on Where Your Strength Lies In Crisis, we stated that the first thing to ensure in any crisis situation is to hold on to our peace and NOT fret.

But how feasible is it not to fret or lose ones peace in crisis when the storms of life come threatening to capsize ones health, job, business, finances, relationship, marriage etc., someone may wonder.

Truth is naturally speaking, this might seem unachievable. But when you put your focus on Jesus and His promises, despite the storm, He will keep you in perfect peace!

When the storm raged vehemently in the sea on which Peter walked (from text for today), Peter did not sink as long as he did not fret. And he did not fret along as His gaze was on Jesus.

However, when he shifted his gaze from Jesus and began taking in the ugly details of the storm, he became fretful and began to sink!

Peter did not sink as long as he did not fret. And he did not fret along as His gaze was on Jesus.

Therefore, the way to stay unruffled in any crisis is to put your focus not on the crisis, but on Jesus and His words through it all.

This is not to deny the realities of the crisis, but to choose to judge the outcome by what the word of God promised rather than by the harsh realities.

For example, the way to ensure peace through a financial crisis is to… Read more 


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