Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Storms of Life

     Matthew 8:27

So the men marveled saying, "Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him.

     Jesus made the storms stop several times in His ministry.  We go through our storms and wonder how it will come out.  We worry and we fret and cry in anguish.  We forget that Jesus had calmed the storms in the past, and even still, calms the storms in our lives.  He is unchangeable and will never abandon us when trials come.  We don't give Jesus credit where it is due and put upon ourselves burdens we don't have to carry.  When we go through our daily trials, we must get down on our knees and pray for God to use the situation for His good, which He will ultimately do.  Be persistent in prayer.  Be patient.  If He doesn't answer you right away, give Him time.  His time is always better than our time.  When He is silent, it may mean He is waiting to see if you will be faithful no matter the cost.  He will answer.  

     The storms in life will surely pass and God will always take care of our situations.  God is faithful, shouldn't we be?  Shouldn't we go to Him faithfully every day and lean on His understanding?  We have a way out of our trials in Jesus every moment we face trials.  The winds and the sea obey His commands, why don't we?  Matthew 11:28 states, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  Shall we give Him our burdens instead of holding on to them with anger and bitterness?  

     When storms come upon us, Let Jesus calm them and let go of the hurt and pain they cause.  It doesn't help to worry, get angry or bitter, or to see no end to it.  God, in His time will walk you through those storms, in His arms.  Jesus died so that we might live and be freed from the bondage of sin and trials.  Give back to Him the trust He deserves and do as Psalm 27:14 says, "Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait I say on the Lord." 

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