Do you ever worry about whether you’re doing things right? Worry about the next assignment or deployment? Worry about family, worry about finances?
I found myself worrying last night, and this is what I read.
And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! Matthew 8:24-27
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
See, Jesus identified the source of the disciples’ fear in that storm. They needed more faith. The Romans passage tells us where faith comes from. There’s not a mystical supply somewhere. I don’t see faith coming simply by praying long prayers to God. God tells us faith comes from the Word of God, the Bible.
When I find myself worrying too much, I know one problem is that I’m not reading or thinking about God’s Word. Maybe I’m reading it, but forgetting it throughout the day. Maybe I’m not reading it enough. Maybe I’m stuck on Deuteronomy and need to read something else for awhile. Regardless, I have indeed found that taking my medicine means I need to spend more time reading and thinking about God and His Word.