Take heart it is I; do not be afraid. — Mark 6:50
The disciples were in a storm at sea and thought they saw a ghost. This time he alleviates their fears by saying “Do not be afraid” and calming the sea.
It is easy to lose one’s fear when the sea is calmed and danger or pain goes away, but that is not always the case.
We will have times when danger and suffering go away, and times when they do not.
God doesn’t promise us a life free of danger or suffering, but he does promise to be with us and if we take his hand he will cast out our fear.
He is always there to climb in our boat so we are not alone and we don’t despair.