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John 14:27

Our initial reaction to trails and adversity is a good indication of where our 
trust rests.  If we run to others or begin panicking when difficulty days 
strike, we need to stop immediately and ask: "What does God want me to learn 
from this difficult situatuion? And how does God fit into this picture?"

God does more than just fit into the picture of our lives - He creates it,
reshaping it into something that will bring glory and honor to His name.

Isaiah explains just how important it is to keep our mind on the Lord.  
"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in 
You" (Isaiah 26:3).

When a sudden storm arouse on the Sea of Galilee, the disciples were filled 
with fear.  Immediately, they thought they would perish.

As Jesus walked toward them on the water, Peter wanted to join Him.  
At Christ's bidding, Peter stepped onto the water's surface.  At first his eyes 
were on the Lord, but suddently, as the wind arose and the waves grew, Peter's 
faith was disabled and he bigin to sink.

However, Peter did not take long to recognize what he needed most.  "Beginnigh 
to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" (Matthew 14:30).

When trafedy strikes in our lives and the boat begins rocking, we should 
refocus on the Lord, crying out for Him to sav us - and He will.

Excerpt from In Touch Ministries

Glen E. Cook, Jr., Ph. D.
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Greenville, TX 75402