Some storms are more severe than others, but every storm knocks us off balance.
Jesus is the Christians source to successfully navigate through the storms in life.
In Matthew 8:23-27, the disciples were in a boat with Jesus, and a big storm arose on the sea. Although the disciples panicked, they knew where to get help.
They knew to call on Jesus.
They knew Jesus would save them.
They knew they were safe with Jesus.
They knew their survival depended on Jesus.
In their terror, they called on Jesus.
Jesus got on their case for being afraid, which was a lack of faith. Then Jesus calmed the storm. This was a personal growth opportunity for the disciples (just call on Jesus and skip the panic attack).
This is a great lesson on how to deal with our storms, and learn more about the trustworthyness of Jesus.
Mr. Christian or Ms. Christian, even if you panic, and even if you respond with fear because of your human nature, be like the disciples and still call on Jesus.
Let Jesus speak to the issues in your storms and bring you calm and confidence in your storm. You will be amazed at His power in calming you and your storm (Matt. 8:23-27).
Pastor Kennedy (MZO)