Ecclesiastes 9:11 “I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessary wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, being in the right place at the right time.” [NLT] Life Application Bible
It might be difficult to understand, but the fastest, the strongest, the wisest, the most skillful, or the most educated people don’t always come out the winner. Sometimes things that happen in life may look like it isn’t fair.
Don’t panic… God is still in control.
The wind and the sea obey…because God is still in control.
Mark 4:41 “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him”
Sometimes things don’t always go as planned, and a person experiences setbacks or disappointments. These obstacles should not stop that person from pressing on.
Don’t panic …because God is still in control.
Peace can be found in the midst of a storm or any negative situations that we face.
Because God is still in control.
Giving into the feelings of panic or anxiety in a moment or time of a crisis, can cause a person to make decisions on impulse.
Decisions that are made impulsively often produce impulsive results. Many times, these results may not in a person’s best interest and can also affect others around them.
Scripture will help with making wise decisions in a time of difficulty.
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.” [NKJV]
Panic can distract a person’s reasoning and their actions.
Colossians 3:23 “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” [NLT] Life Application Bible
Panic can distract a person’s focus.
Philippians 3:12-13 “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. Vs 13 No dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. [NLT] Life Application Bible
Panic can distract a person from seeing what is in their future, by remembering and holding on to their past.
“Lord Jesus, help us not to panic when we encounter storms or difficult times in our lives. I thank you for the victory in your precious name…Amen!”
Continuing in His service…Rev