Friday, March 7, 2014

Is A Storm Brewing In Your Life?






"Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
 but most of them pick themselves up and
 hurry off as if nothing ever happened." 
- Winston Churchill

Sometimes out of nowhere you feel a storm brewing. What do we do when the storms of life start to rage?  The troubles and trials of this life are going to rage as long as we have breath in our being! Stormy weather can cause intense feelings of fear and reactions in us.

 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. Job 14:1

 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:7

In Matthew 14:22-23 the Bible gives us a story of Peter walking on the water. He had found himself in a storm in life. The disciples that were with him were afraid.  They were even more afraid when they saw Jesus walking on the water. Jesus told them who He was. Peter walked on water too~ well at first. When Peter took his eyes off of Christ and began to concentrate on the storm around him, he became afraid and begin to sink. We will sink too~when we take our eyes off of Christ!

It is natural when we see the storm clouds swirl above our heads to give into feelings of fear. It is only natural when those hot rocks churn in our soul to not give into a hopelessness.


 In Matthew 14:31 when Peter began to sink he called out to Jesus.


And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him,

and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 

I know we like to focus on the "little faith" part but we need to look at the part where Jesus stretched out His hand and caught Peter. Oh~ I love that part. Peter had failed to have the faith he needed to have but Christ caught him anyway. It only takes a little faith to allow Jesus to catch us. This just puts the spring into my step today. Sometimes I just need Jesus to catch me too!

Then on in the chapter in verse 31 it reads~
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 

Jesus did not stop the storm . No~He caught him and was with him until they got into the boat. Sometimes we have to walk through the storm~sometimes God will remove the storm. 

*The important thing to remember is that Jesus will always be with us as we are facing the storms of life. Jesus was the very one who told them to get into the boat and go to the other side in the first place. The storm did not take Him by surprise!


And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get

into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side,
while he sent the multitudes away.  Matthew 14:22

Sometimes we have to deal with issues in our lives that we really don't like~it is easy to question God about these very issues.  We may question "WHY"  because it disturbs our smooth sailing in life.

 Maybe~ you are in the center of God's will--- right where He told you to be----- doing what He wants you to do and still a storm comes out of nowhere.  Rest assured God knows you are in the middle of the storm but He is going to get you to the other side.

*We can take comfort in the fact that God knows all about the storm and He is there with us through every dark sky, every loud thunder and every strike of lightning! 

1 comment:

Camille said...

How precious our Saviour is! How MUCH we need Him!! I am so incredibly thankful that He walks through whatever He calls us to alongside us as His children. Thank you, Carrie...for such an encouraging post. Hugs to you! Camille

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