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Anxiety Kills Vision

As soon as we get anxious, we loose our vision of Jesus and began to sink into despair.

Sunrise, Sea of Galilee, Israel

Sunrise, Sea of Galilee, Israel where probably Peter got anxious when he took his eyes off Jesus

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you

Sunrise, Sea of Galilee, Israel

Sunrise, Sea of Galilee, Israel

Matthew 14:27-32 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

Peter looked at Jesus and walked on the water, then looked down at the troubled water and sank. As soon as Peter got anxious about the water he was walking on, he lost his vision of Jesus and began to sink.

Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But a good word makes it glad.

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Its All By Listening

Spokane River near Downtown

Spokane River near Downtown Spokane

Did you know, faith comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of God.  That’s from Romans 10.

Do we really trust God at His word. Do we really believe His speaking.  In the end all is gone, but God and us, our stuff will be gone. So live for eternity. One day this world as we know it is over. We don’t take our toys and electronic gadgets to heaven (or hell).   By grace the promises comes to us. So listen to God’s speaking via His Word, the Bible.

The encouraging verse is Romans 10:17  So faith comes from hearing, and what is heard comes through the word about Christ.

Faith in Association with Prayer

The Prayer of Faith

Faith in association with prayer is simply the exercise of confidence in God to do His will in a particular matter.  As we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, we are indicating that we have complete confidence that God is going to do what is good for us and that He will never do what is bad for us.  Recognizing the sovereignty of God, we are to completely leave all to His jurisdiction as we pray concerning everything, particularly the matter of healing.

— from James the Epistle of Applied Christianity by Theodore Epp.

James 5: 15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.   16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.   17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.