"I'm terrified of storms."


Reading Jonah

What to know For many people, storms heighten feelings of powerlessness. Spiritual fear is given a tangible element: fear of God, who can send storms; fear of death; fear of judgment. Listen as your friend describes what they think and feel during storms. What to say Ask your friend if they've ever prayed to God in their own words (rather than Qur'anic recitation) when they're feeling fear. Invite them to read the Zabur (Psalms) together to hear how Daoud prayed. Ask God to draw your friend to himself as they read his Word, and to lead them to Psalms that will be as light into their darkness. The words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30 and Matthew 6:5-13 also speak in beautiful and powerful ways about coming to God in your distress. (See also Philippians 4:6-7.) If God leads, share testimony of times that you've called on God when you've felt fear, and how God has delivered you from duress or walked with you through it.

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf:  be reconciled to God. 

   

[II Corinthians 5:20]

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