That’s right. Settle down. You are going to put yourself in a hive. The situation may be bad and terrifying, but letting your imagination and emotions run wild will only increase the intensity of what is happening. You are going to make the situation worse by injecting all your angst and fear into what is already a very tense situation. So settle down.
Take a deep breath and exhale slowly. God is not sick. He doesn’t have a cold. He is not suffering with the flu. He is still on the throne. He’s still God no matter how you feel. And He isn’t scared. Settle down.
Just ask the disciples – Jesus knows how to sleep through the storms because He knows how to settle them. While the disciples are sea sick and scared, Jesus is snoring in sleep. They are looking for cargo to throw overboard and He was looking for a pillow to lie down with. What are you looking for? More drama or the solution? Settle down.
That’s right. I am talking to you. Cease and desist, stop the histrionics and drama. More uncontrolled energy into the situation is not going to help anything. If you are jumping and scared and loud and wailing, you’ll not hear the voice of God when He speaks to the storm. Check your palms. If there are no nail prints then you aren’t Jesus. So settle down and listen to Him and quit listening to your uncontrollable fears.
That’s it. Settle down.