In the Storm

You hear His voice clearly. You know what He has called you to do. So you obediently began confidently walking toward what He has called you to do. All is well, until it’s not. The storm begins to brew. But you are not deterred. Then suddenly, you find yourself smack dab in the middle of a tsunami. You are being tossed to and fro. Your little boat doesn’t seem as if it will make it. What do you do? How will you ever survive this storm?

The disciples find themselves in the same situation. Their first reaction is often our first reaction, fear. Fear is putting more faith in your circumstance’s ability to destroy you than God’s ability to save you. Fear is not the plan of action you want to take. While it may be your first reaction, don’t stay there. Quickly move from fear to faith.

Secondly, they accused God of not caring. Now, I’ve done this a time or two but I do not recommend it. When you are in the storm (or even when there is smooth sailing) hold fast to the truth God is good and He wants the best for you. The enemy will try to convince you God doesn’t care or you deserve the storm therefore God won’t help you. But you must stand firm that He is a good Father who delights in his children’s prosperity.

So are you in a storm right now? Are you white knuckling it? Has God called you to something big and in the middle of walking towards it, the storm has it? Trust God. Know if He has called you to a thing, all of heaven’s resources are backing you up. With your eyes on Jesus, speak to your storm. Command it to be still. And then, like Jesus, rest, knowing you are going to the other side.

On that day, when evening came, He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side.” And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” (‭Mark‬ ‭4‬:‭35, 37-38‬ NASB)