When You Have Scaravision


Psalms 121:4

One evening my five year old grandson and I were watching a popular dinosaur movie. During the movie, a T-rex jumped out of the bushes, roaring fiercely.  Zac jumped to his feet, clutching his heart.  I asked if he was scared.

He replied, “No, I’m not scared, I have Jesus in my heart, I not have to be scared anymore.” Then, thoughtfully, he added, “Jesus’ sleeping right now, he’ll wake up in a minute!” A second later, he sighed and said, “There, Jesus is awake now, I’m not scared anymore.”

In the midst of life’s trials, sometimes we can feel like Jesus is asleep. When circumstances suddenly slap us, it’s easy to focus on the storm because it is so BIG and LOUD.

Like the Disciples in the boat, (Matthew 8:23-27) we can feel very alone and frightened, especially when the ‘storm’ isn’t expected. I call this moment, when all I can see is what’s scaring me, “the scaravision moment.”

At those times, like my little grandson, we need to stand still for a moment; turn our eyes away from the upheaval of the storm and focus on Jesus. He is not asleep, nor is He away from us. His precious Holy Spirit is ALWAYS right there to comfort and strengthen us.

Ps. 121:4 “Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”

Heb. 13:5 –for he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Prayer: Father, thank you for being the safe place that I can run to when I’m afraid. Help me to turn to look at you instead of running to hide. Bring your Word to my mind when life gets scary. Thank you for always being beside me.  I love you. Amen.

Scripture reference: 

Matthew 8:23-27 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning, 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.

The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” (click here to return to table of contents)

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