Or do you deny Christ in times of  fear?

 

 

It is easy to trust that God’s has a plan for your life when things are running smoothly.  But when the storms of life bring havoc and pain, do you still believe that Christ can rescue you in time?  For many, the trials of life can weaken their faith and cause doubts to creep in.  An uncertain outcome in a crisis can make you forget that God is in control of all that touches you.

 

In Luke 22:60-61, we read that Peter denied Christ three times just as it was predicted by Jesus on the night he was arrested. As Peter sat in the middle of the courtyard of the high priest where Jesus was taken after his arrest, someone accused him of being a follower of Christ.  Twice Peter denied the accusations.    Finally after again being pointed out, Peter gave a vehement tirade as he again denied Jesus shouting,” I don’t know what you’re talking about!”.  Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed.  The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter.  Then Peter remembered…”

 

Then Peter remembered!   Peter had been with Christ for three years and Jesus told him and all the disciples what was going to happen to him as the Savior of the world.  Numerous times he told them that he was going to be offered up and killed, but that was something that Peter did not want to dwell on.  He wanted Christ to be the King and Ruler over everything now on this earth. He did not understand that Jesus had to suffer to fulfill the prophecy.  When Jesus was arrested and beaten, Peter felt afraid and probably started to have doubts about Jesus.  After all, why was Jesus letting this happen if he was the Son of God?  Jesus knew that Peter was going to forget and that he was going to betray him.  Satan himself asked Jesus to let him sift Peter like wheat, but Jesus told him that he prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail.  Jesus had a plan to restore Peter despite his denial. 

 

In the midst of all that goes on in our lives, it is so easy to forget that God has a plan for us that will never fail especially when it seems like our world is falling apart.  The truth is that we must stand in our faith and remember that Jesus has promised that he will take us through every difficult situation and that he has a future for us that cannot be destroyed.  It does not matter how dark the storm is that we are in, the power of the Jesus is enough to work all things out for our good and to give us the peace and strength that we need in the battle.  We can never be defeated if we keep our hope in the finished work of the cross.  Christ has made us more than conquerors and nothing and no one can steal the promise that his death and resurrection won for us.  The enemy will always try to fill you with fear and tempt you to betray your trust in the power of Christ.  Never give in to the one who wants to destroy your life. 

 

 

When you problems seems bigger than God, you need to stop and remember who he is.  The doubts that fill you are just lies from pit of hell to pull you down.  Christ is and will always be more than you need.   You just need to remember!

 

 

 

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