So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord save me” (Matthew 14:29-30).

Fear is a beast. It can make people act in ways they never would. So for the Christian, it is imperative to not be distracted by the storms and keep your eyes on Christ in order to maintain your interior peace. Keeping your eyes on Christ keeps you from drowning.

It’s hard right now to maintain this peace with the constant flow of media in our faces. If you are watching endless news and counting Coronavirus deaths, then you are watching the storm instead of Jesus. It’s okay to maintain a sense of what is happening, but eating from the tree the knowledge of good and evil will leave you in a state of panic and fear. Now is the time to fill up on the Word of God. God is in control. He is the giver and taker of life. In that, you can Trust, and have no fear. Just get yourself right with Him. Turn off the noise that distracts you and raises panic.

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