• Steven Marsh

Faith Not Fear: a Reflection on Psalm 37, Isaiah 50:1-11, Galatians 3:15-22, and Mark 6:47-56

The notion of faith and the experience of fear present equally powerful challenges. The terrorist killings in Paris, the beheadings by ISIS, and the uncertainty of encounters with the homeless can suddenly move one into anxiety attacks and ultimately into a condition of immobilizing fear. Faith, on the other hand, is the notion of banking one’s hope on someone greater who has made promises to meet us in all ways and at all times.

We are not to fret evil doers. We are to trust God and do good.

We are to take delight in God and commit our way to God.

We are to be still before God and refrain from anger.

We will not walk in darkness when we respect and revere God.

What we have been promised in Jesus Christ through faith in him, those promises have already been given us.

In the midst of the fear producing circumstances, we are to see Jesus and hear him say, “Take heart, it is I.”

Let us focus on Jesus and his promises. Fear will not ultimately win and it is a horrific motivator.

Let us seize faith and know that the “I am who I am” is working on our behalf for his good will and pleasure.

Scripture readings are taken from the two-year daily lectionary cycle which follows the liturgical calendar and begins on the First Sunday of Advent.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Jesus' Message: You Are Shaped By Suffering

Quality And Strategy: a Reflection on Psalm 29 and Mark 1:4-11 We have gathered this Baptism of the Lord Sunday to lift up the hope, peace, joy, and love of God that we have received in our Savior and

Jesus' Message: You Are Family

You Can Share God's Love With The World: a Reflection on Psalm 147:12-20, Ephesisans 1:13-14 and John 1:1-18 This is the Second Sunday of Christmas. We have gathered to lift up the hope, peace, joy, a

Jesus' Message: You Are Family

You Aren't What Others Say About You: a Reflection on Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26, Romans 16:25-27 and Luke 1:26-38 This is The Fourth Sunday of Advent and we light the Love Candle. The Third Sunday of Advent