LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF MATTHEW 8:26 (NIV)
"He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm."
10 KEYS TO SURVIVING YOUR SCARIEST MOMENTS. (Re- edited)
1.Try not to panic . Why? There is every tendency for you to .is "understandable " but try not to . John 14:1 (NLT)"Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me." .1st step "trust " Him.
2.Overcome the weariness with rejoicing . It works . 1 peter 4:12-13"Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you.13 But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, rejoice, so that when His glory [full of radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may also rejoice with triumph [exultantly].". Listen , the key to getting results , works from the inside outside , not from the outside inside . Amen.
3.Your thoughts at this moment is very important , Is either it is going to sink you , if you choose to think "negatively" or raise you up if you choose to think "positively" about it .Remember prov 23:7 "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee". you would definitely become what you think about the most . so think positively in the midst of it . Is a deliberate act .
4.Shake off the depression by giving God thanks . Remember you never "understand" it . but it works . 1 thess 5:18(Amp)"Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]."
5. At such moment , silence will not help . go into speaking in tongues and making positive declarations over the situation , over your life etc. by your words you shall be justified . Amen. Isaiah 43:26"Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified."
6. Offence - Listen there is every tendency for you to take offence against God . lol. don't , I tell you , it will only get worse and sink you into depression . You should be thinking now on how to get out , not in . be calm and just let the offence pass . Amen . And appreciate Him again , sure makes you feel good. John 16:1 (ESV)"“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away".
7.Don't be distracted by your mockers and your haters . Listen, after the reproach comes the miracle . they laughed Jesus to scorn , but what happened next ? the miracle took place. yours will happen in Jesus name , Amen.Luke 8:53,54"And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise."
8. Don't stop praying - Don't try it . there is every tendency for you to stop and your flesh will justify you . yes , "after all Jesus promised me , but failed "lol. no ! see what Jesus did , when He found Himself in that situation . Key - He prayed the more . Luke 22:44"And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground."
9.Expectation - there is power in our expectations . Expect a change , expect something good to happen . just keep that mode activated in your life .why? it draws God's attention .David said in psalm 40:1 (Amp)" I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry."
10.Hope in Jesus is all you got . Let your hope in Jesus be intact and Just be calm . Isa 3:10 and Heb 6:19 (NIV)We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,".
PRAYER - Father let my trust in you not waver now lord in Jesus name , help me to remain calm in Jesus name , Amen.
Is done , Amen.