Jesus’ sleep is compared with this disciples’ panic. Jesus sleeps because He is sovereign. The disciples panic because they are not Jesus. How should the reality that Jesus is not panicked temper your anxieties?
Are there things in your life that you feel as if Jesus is sleeping on? Do you struggle to believe God cares about your needs? How has the cross addressed God’s care for you?
Holy fear is meant to lead us to genuine faith. How have you distorted fear of God in your life? Have you been scared of him? Why is this kind of ‘fear’ illogical for the Christian?
How can you cultivate a healthy fear of God in your life? Why is this good and necessary for your faith?
To cultivate a healthy fear of God we must go to the cross to see He is both Holy and good. How will you go to the cross to strengthen your faith through a healthy reverence for Jesus?