Saturday, June 5, 2010

Storms in Life

Matthew 14:30-31 says, “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith. Why did you doubt?”

How much like Peter are we? We see Jesus by going to church, reading and mediating on his word and surrounding ourselves with strong Christian friends. It builds our faith.

However, when we start to drift off from those things, when we take our eyes off of him, life seems to get a whole lot tougher. The waves and the wind begin to overtake us and we become overwhelmed.

Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

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.

The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
(Matthew 8: 24-27)

In David’s Song of Praise in 2 Samuel 22:5 & 17, the Bible says, “The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.”….. “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.”

Waves and wind are part of life, but the choice to focus on them or God is ours.

Then we will not longer be infants, tossed back and fourth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joining and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (Ephesians 4:14-16)

Quit telling God how big your storm is and start telling your storm how big your God is.

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