It seems that people have different feelings about flying. Some don’t mind it at all. I have found that some can even talk about plane crashes while flying. Some people hate the fact of even thinking about flying. And others are just indifferent.
One time I was on a flight and the plane was tossing around to where I wondered if I was going to make it out alive. The airline attendant, while walking down the aisle, even fell on some of the passengers due to the turbulence being so bad. I found myself gripping the handles of my seat so hard my fingers hurt. I asked God for help. At that moment I noticed a priest across the aisle reading a book while nodding off to sleep. Here I was wondering if I was going to die, heart pounding, and asking God for help and I see a man just nodding off to sleep while the airplane was jumping around. This story immediately came to my mind and I realize at this moment that God is in control:
Late that day he said to them, “Let’s go across to the other side.” They took him in the boat as he was. Other boats came along. A huge storm came up. Waves poured into the boat, threatening to sink it. And Jesus was in the stern, head on a pillow, sleeping! They roused him, saying, “Teacher, is it nothing to you that we’re going down?” Awake now, he told the wind to pipe down and said to the sea, “Quiet! Settle down!” The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass. Jesus reprimanded the disciples: “Why are you such cowards? Don’t you have any faith at all?” Mark 4:35-40(MSG)
Have you been in a similar situation? What happen? How do you deal with this kind of fear? Does it control your life or do you allow God to control it? Pray for God to help you and others to seek Him in all that you do and that you will be able to sleep through your fears.
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