Praise Him in The Storm!

praise him in the storm

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” (Matthew 8:23-27 New International Version (NIV)

Were the disciples experiencing a crisis of faith or did they not know any better?

Sometimes we experience some crisis in our lives for a particular reason.  I have heard folks declare that the devil is “messing” with them. Is it possible that this crisis occurred because it was an opportunity for us to stand on the promises of God our Father?  James tells us that we do not grow not on our merit, but through trials and tribulations. So, we determine if we will grow kicking and screaming, or if we will be joyful as we grow. In the flesh, we can do nothing.  We do not have to plead to God for Him to stand by us when the storms of life are raging. His word declares, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12). So, will you praise Him in the storm?

Father forgive us when our faith wanes, and strengthen us with the resolve to trust in you regardless of how bleak the situation may present itself in Jesus name Amen!

 

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