June 28, 2016
Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the seas, and there was great calm. (Matthew 8:23-27)
Even the staunchest believers experience doubt, don’t they?
We say we trust in Jesus. We say we are committed believers. We say we will put our lives in His hands. But when all of the stresses (winds) and doubts (seas) of life mount up (violent storm), we panic. We are afraid. We go frantically searching for Jesus when He is right there with us all along.
Are you someone who chooses to live in stormy waters, because you are unable to trust in God and relinquish control to Him?
Or are you the calm in the storm, knowing He is ever present in your life?
I’m not completely there yet, but that’s my goal!