I’m Not Gonna Be Afraid!

Listen to the beautiful progression towards faith and trust in the lyrics of this song:

(View segment from :26 to 4:11)
When the song starts, what does the singer say about her fear?

  • She sings that she doesn’t want to be afraid.

What choice does the singer make next regarding her fears?

  • She chooses, “I’m not gonna be afraid!”

What lyrics does she sing that show she is placing her trust in God?

  • “I’m not gonna be afraid, because the waves are only waves.”
  • “I’m not gonna fear the storm, You are greater than it’s roar!”
  • “Say the word and I will set my feet upon the sea, till I’m dancing in the deep!”
  • “You are here so it is well. Even when my eyes can’t see, I will trust the voice that speaks. “

What story from the Bible is about someone trusting a voice that speaks and putting his feet on the sea while the wind roared and waves lashed?

  • Peter and the apostles were in a boat at night being tossed by waves and wind. They were afraid when they saw Jesus walking on the water over the deep sea. Peter called out, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” Then Jesus said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus! -Matthew 14: 28-29

What did the apostle do wrong in the story that was exactly what Fr Ripperger's instructed us not to do?

  • He focused on what was making Him feel afraid instead of making an act of confidence in Jesus.
  • The story reads: “When Peter saw how strong the wind was, he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” -Matthew 14: 30-31
  • Peter needed to ‘let faith rise up.’ In his heart, he needed to believe that Jesus ALWAYS upholds those who place their trust in Him.