Do you truly believe? When you look at the wind and waves in your life do you become fearful, yet haven’t I spoken hope over you and told you of My plans for you. I do not desire that you decrease, but I created you to increase and inhabit the land, to be fruitful and multiply. In the smallest detail in your life to the greatest, do not fear. Offer up your concerns over these matters to Me and let Me work them out. Don’t grow fainthearted at the sound or look of the storm, but rest in Me.
I rested in the boat and rebuked the wind and waves, so too I teach you how to do this. To rest in Me in full peace, confidence, and joy knowing that I Am the in control, that I guide all of your ways, and I bring good out of your paths. I work all things for good to those who love Me, yes, My love, I know your heart toward Me. I see your desire to follow Me, yet at times you become tripped up in the smallest of matters. Cast off what man may say or think and just follow Me. I will make you great. I will make you to live out the purpose for which I created you. I will promote and exalt you at the right time, when you are ready and have learned to bear even the spotlight in Me.
When you grow restless and your heart faints for you do not see the way that I make, here you will recognize that more refinement must occur to make you ready, My love. You have walked in what seems like the borders of Canaan and I am refining you to walk in full view to pour out to those who know Me and those will come to know Me.
Do not be discouraged at this one or that one’s reaction to things, yours is just to follow Me with all joy and gladness of heart, skipping along. Do not judge others for their slowness or fearful hearts – for I work in them. You just stand in Me and even in the shadow cast by your stance will others gain confidence.
- “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.'” Jeremiah 29:11-13
- “Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’ 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.” Matthew 8:23-26