Calm My Storm
August 25, 2011 Comments Off on Calm My Storm
37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:37-40
There are times in our life when a storm comes along. Whether it be a bad relationship, job loss, family situation, or any other difficult time you may face.
There are times in your life when you feel like Jesus has abandoned you and left you alone in this difficult time, but really He’s just sleeping in your boat.
Jesus wasn’t sleeping because He was stressed, He was sleeping because He was tired and was in full control of the storm- even while He was asleep.
There is going to be times in your life when you look around and everything is going wrong. The waves are so tremendous that you are scared and all you want to do is run from your pain. But remember this, Jesus is still in your boat. He hasn’t gone anywhere. He’s waiting to see if you can trust Him even when everything is going wrong.
Jesus doesn’t care about the storm, nor does He fear it because He is in full control. A critical error we make is that we never ask Him to calm the storm, instead we try to make a deal or plead with Him; an exchange to take away our difficult time for a promised service in our life.
God isn’t interested in you making a deal with Him to get you out of your trials. Why? Because He knows you won’t be faithful. God doesn’t need anything from you, He created you. Instead, God wants you to be able to trust in Him, through this difficult time. He wants you to worship Him and to know He is in full control even when the storms rise.
You may feel like all the good single men and women are already taken. You may feel like all the jobs out there are filled. That nobody would be interested in buying your house. Whatever your situation may be, remember that God is still with you- He’s just seeing if you can trust Him.
We serve a great, mighty, and loving God. Trust in Him and He will calm your storm- no matter how big or small it may seem.