"Jesus responded, 'Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!'..." Matthew 8:26
Jesus had to have a little sit-down with me this morning. He had to give me a little pep talk, a gentle reminding.
"Ann-Marie, look at Me!"
If our family were to have our own reality show the editors would never need to use the "bleep" button, but one phrase they would probably hear from me continually is,
"Look at me!"
When I'm talking to my children, or anyone for that matter, I want to know that they are listening. To me, listening requires eye contact. Therefore, like a broken record, I repeat my mantra over and over to the rolling of my childrens' eyes, and their obligatory "yes ma'ams".
So, imagine my surprise when I found myself on the receiving end of my favorite phrase!
"Ann-Marie, look at Me! You've lost your focus. You're concentrating on the winds and the waves. Nothing about Me has changed. I haven't moved. I haven't missed a single detail of your life. But you've taken two steps back. You've thrown out panicky prayers of desperation. You've reverted to depending on your own understanding, when you should be leaning fully on Me. Where is your confidence in Me? Come back to the refuge of My protective wings. Rest in the confidence that I am in control and I love you."