Let’s put ourselves in the story of Matthew 8 for just a moment to see what we learn about ourselves and the character of God.
I wonder if, during difficult times, Jesus marvels at the faith that we display in those little moments as we go about our days.
God wants to be invited into the moments when we are triggered, instead of us pretending like they don’t exist.
It’s so easy to think of God as some aloof guy who sees and treats us all the same, but he knows and cares for each of us individually.
Choosing to believe what the Lord says about us instead of the voice of scarcity is immensely brave. And we are called to live bravely.
It’s our honor and privilege to learn to hear and respond to God’s voice as we grow and mature in him.
Today we are putting ourselves in the story to see what it reveals about ourselves, God, and the world as a whole.
We can work from a place of rest, security, and identity, knowing that he is our good Father and we are his beloved children.
Our actions always reveal our value-systems.
The Bible is filled with commands to not be afraid, but this message is never delivered with condemnation or shame.