The raging of life’s storms. They are an absolute. They are a guarantee. It does not matter who you are, where you come from, who your parents are, where you were born, what nationality you are…You WILL experience storms in your life.
I find that when I rehearse God’s goodness, when I remember Who He is and what He has done, His peace comes. Through His peace, the storms are overcome.
We become overcomers by the word of our testimony!
When we rehearse His goodness, it reminds us that He really is good. Our hearts so easily forget His Faithfulness to us! When we know who God is, and who we are to Him, His peace overcomes, and the storms tho they may rage, they will not consume. The storm will be made still.
37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How [is it] that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” – Mar 4:37-41 NKJV
There are some very powerful truths:
- When the waves are crashing and beating into your life it is easy to turn to God and yell “Don’t you care that this is affecting me!? Don’t you care about me? Don’t you care about my life!? Why are you doing this to me!? What did I do to deserve this!?”
- Jesus is faithful! He got up from His nap(he did not get a chance to sleep very often) and He rebuked the storm! He is faithful to bring peace into our situations if you turn to Him.
- The disciples had some sort of faith in Jesus to save them, or they would not have woke him up
- Jesus rebukes the wind and the sea, not His disciples. With His disciples He goes straight to the heart, “Why are you so fearful? God will use the storms in our lives to get to our hearts. He probably did not create the storm, but He will use it
- In the end, the disciples ended up having a greater fear of Jesus than the storm. It is so important that we operate and have a firm fear of the Lord. If we Fear and Trust God, we will not be so quick to fear the storms we find ourselves in, but rather trust the One who can truly bring peace to the storm