《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”” (Mar 6:50)
Meditation one: Why would Christians not be afraid when encounter strong winds and waves? Because we are children of God, He will never abandon us as orphans. At critical moments, we must look at the environment through God’s eyes, not look at God through the environment. Only by looking around the environment through God can we see the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding. We are nervous when we see difficulties with the eyes of our own sense, but if we look at the promises of the Lord with the eyes of faith, we will not be afraid.
Meditation two: In the sea of life, can people get away from any storms? It is not possible! However, Christians can experience the peace mind in the middle of the storm even encountering strong squall. It is because the Lord Jesus said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” God often uses “storms” to refine our faith so that we know God better and grow stronger spiritually. For this reason, let’s not focus on “Lord, why encounter such catastrophe?” But “Lord, what should I learn from this catastrophe?”
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for your living hope. There are many sufferings in this world, but You said that we can take heart because You have overcome the world, I believe that all storms are not only under Your permission, but also take place for Your purpose to bring me to the topmost of my faith. Therefore I trust and obey You. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!