In the storm

Matthew 8:26

And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

Have you ever been on a boat in real stormy weather? It’s not much fun, in fact it can be extremely frightening. A number of the disciples were fishermen and probably used to some rocky waters but others were much more accustomed to solid ground. Can we blame them for being a bit anxious? I keep asking myself if I would have wakened Jesus or just tried to shelter as close to Him as possible. After all, He didn’t seem to be at all concerned.

We talk about ‘life’s storms’, those times in our lives when circumstances seem overwhelming, the outcome seems bleak and we don’t know which way to turn. We cry out to God wondering if He can see what’s happening and why He doesn’t change the situation. Sometimes it is only when the storm passes that we realise He was right there with us in the boat the whole time.

The Lord said, “I will never leave you or forsake you”, and His promises are true. Trust Him in every situation and let Him shelter you until the storm has passed and the calm returns.

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