“He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.” Psalm 107:29-31
In Luke 8:22-25 we have a delightful story of Jesus in a storm. When evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” Feeling exhausted from a busy people-day, Jesus was soon asleep at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion.
Soon a huge storm arose. High waves began to break into the boat until it was nearly full of water. Frantically the disciples woke up Jesus, shouting, “”Teacher, don’t you even care that we are going to drown?”
When he woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the water, “Quiet down!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. And he asked them, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still not have faith in me?”
What caused their fear? They focused on the problem and forgot the promise. Jesus had talked about arriving at the other side, hadn’t He?
Aren’t we like that too? You have no problem believing that God is with you, but since He’s doing nothing to calm the storm, you’ve concluded He doesn’t care. He’s asleep.
What promises in God’s word speak especially to your need? Keep saying these verses out loud. You will survive this storm and come out the better for it.
How did the disciples benefit from the storm? They experienced the power of Jesus in a brand new way. The same happens in our lives. Because of storms we get to know God’s character in a deeper way. How do we know God can meet us in every need unless we’ve experienced some extreme need. God is never too late to help us.
Father I thank you that you care about every detail of my life including this present storm.