The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” Matthew 8:25-27 (NIV)
Believers are to consider the omnipotent power of the Almighty and rest secure in that. He acquiesces to come to the aid of His people. He stands at the ready at their cry for help. There is nothing “Pala” (too hard) for Him. Incomprehensible wonders are His specialty. Every believer may boldly say that God is their helper – indeed, He is “our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble”, as the psalmist writes in Psalms 46:1 (NIV). If the Almighty said it, we can boldly assert it. No act of faith so strengthens us for our duties as our belief that God watches over us and is engaged for our assistance as we stand firm in His will, mature and fully assured. We serve a wonder working God and the soul that is not persuaded of this is unstable in his obedience. Fear will creep in as he sees the power of man but lacks the vision of having God at his back. The believer’s comfort increases when he sees himself held by the mighty arms of God. He shields us all day long.
It is important to know as well that when we are afraid, or confused, or worried, or hopeful, the saint in Christ Jesus is to place their trust in Him believing that His almighty power is engaged for their defense. We are His children and He takes care of His own. He will help us in all our straits and temptations and under His wings we will find refuge, stirring up his strength to defend His saints. His power is ever engaged on our behalf. We are to rest secure in Him, relying on His power for continual supplies of strength. God welcomes all who come to Him with open arms and a bountiful heart.
In the “I will” Psalm of God (as I like to call it!) – Psalms 91, attributed to Moses, God’s friend, Moses writes in verses 14-16 (NIV): “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” God is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling--even the LORD, who is my refuge--then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. or he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. Psalms 91:1-13 (NIV)