Have you ever been in a situation where you felt threatened? Many times we are caught in physical storms.
This was a very dangerous physical situation. Jesus was able to calm the storm because he was a part of creation of the universe. Jesus asked why are you afraid. When we are afraid, why are we afraid?
Here is a survey of verses that talk about God protecting and comforting believers when they were afraid.
Gen. 15:1 – Abram
Gen. 26:23-25 – Isaac
Gen. 46:1 -Jacob
Exodus 14:13-14 -Moses
2 Chr. 20:13-17 -Jehoshaphat
Isa. 7:1-25 – Nation of Judah
Isa. 41:8-16 – Prophecies about Christ coming as a comforter. God will be there for you.
Isa. 43:1-7 – Those who are redeemed
Jer. 1:7-8 – Jeremiah, the weeping prophet
Hag. 2:1-5 – The people who were rebuilding the temple after their captivity
2 Cor. 1:2-7 – Paul
Fear attacks faith. God is our encourager. God says to these people, “Be encouraged, I am with you.”
—Robert Lee, 1-15-06, p.m.