Have you ever been in the middle of a storm? I remember, as a kid, going fishing with my dad. We were out in a small boat, in a large inlet off the coast of British Columbia, when a storm blew in. I got soaked by the waves crashing over the front of the boat as my dad revved up the little engine and started heading for shore. But I had total confidence in my dad, so I curled up in the bow of the boat and promptly went to sleep.
Storms can be quite powerful. Storms often come in suddenly. Some storms are very unexpected.
I love the story of Jesus calming the storm. (Matt 8:23-27 NLT)
Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with His disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then He got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.
The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey Him!”
Jesus was not afraid in the storm! He had total trust and faith in His Father! And more than that, He had authority over the storm. He spoke words of faith and the storm had to obey! I love that!
Question: What storms have you been through? What have they taught you? Are you trusting your Heavenly Father in the storm?
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