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Delivered By
Bob Petersen, Caleb Petersen, & Julie Petersen
Delivered On
May 26, 2019
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Complete Trust

 

Let’s look at a situation that invokes an understandable response:

Matthew 8:23-26 NASU "When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!" He said to them, "Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm."

 

How Fear Works

"The brain is a profoundly complex organ. More than 100 billion nerve cells comprise an intricate network of communications that is the starting point of everything we sense, think and do. Some of these communications lead to conscious thought and action, while others produce autonomic responses. The fear response is almost entirely autonomic: We don't consciously trigger it or even know what's going on until it has run its course.

The process of creating fear begins with a scary stimulus and ends with the fight-or-flight response."

 

 

Trust is built on:

1. Knowing the one being trusted

2. Knowing their intent towards us

3. Knowing their character

 

1 Corinthians 13:11 AMP "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside."

1 Corinthians 14:20 NASU "Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature."

Ephesians 4:14 NASU "As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine"

 

We must not allow ourselves to be “conditioned” by what happens to us!

  • From an article on Sex Trafficking:
    • "Victims of sex trafficking may be conditioned and controlled through some combination of the following methods: starvation, confinement, beatings, torture, threats of violence to victim and victim’s family.

 

 

Proverbs 3:5 NAS "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding."

 

Ways to control unhealthy fear:

  1. Declare God’s care over you.
  2. Look back to see that you have not been destroyed yet.
  3. Find ways to keep your mind off of the situation causing you fear.
  4. Speak to the storm in your mind and command it to hush.
  5. A faith support system.

 

Psalms 107:28-30 ESV "Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven."

 

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV "It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."