“And Yeshua said to them, “Why are you afraid, you small of faith?” Then he arose and rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm.” ~Matthew 8:26 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English).
Why are we afraid? What makes us think of the worst things happening? Why is it that we leap to fear instead of leaping to faith? Is it because we don’t know how to completely trust in God? Or is it that we are so used to depending on ourselves? Fear is a reaction to what we perceive will harm us. Whether the perception ofwhat ‘could’ happen or what ‘will’ happen is accurate or erroneous, we choose to believe what the worst thing is because we want to survive.
Survival is predicated on our ability to effectively react to our perceived ‘bumps in the road’. Reacting is something we do ‘after’ something else occurs and we perceive it to be threatening in some way. On the flip side, proacting it something we do ‘before’ OR ‘after’ something occurs. It is planting the seeds of co-creation in order to reap a harvest of bountiful fulfillment.
Studies have shown that our brains anticipate the unfolding of things in natural order. It is as if we already know the outcome and we watch the unfolding of the outcome like amovie within our minds. When your faith is small, you leap to fear to protect yourself not realizing that in choosing faith and trust in the Divine, you take the burden of survival away from you and put it in the hands of that which knows EVERYTHING!!!
When you know that the Divine is within you it is within your awareness to acknowledge this and sternly disapprove of the storms in your life. Facing the storms and chaos by declaring your Oneness is the solution to removing them and achieving inner peace. As Yeshua confronted the wind and sea he declared with sharp and stern disapproval of their threatening actions and declared. “Peace. Be still.”
We have it within each and every one of us to declare peace and rebuke the chaos. Bring the great calm into your life by knowing the divine power within you right now and trust it completely! Stand up in the face of chaos, lies and evil and with unwavering faith sternly declare, “Peace. Be still.” ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)