Three Truths About Life’s Storms
- A storm doesn’t mean that Jesus has left us.
Jesus was with the men in the boat the entire time (v 22).
• with his disciples
• let us go
• they set out
They were not alone even for a moment and, yet, verse 23 tells us that –
• they were in danger
Life with Jesus does not mean a life without danger. When we equate a life of faith with a life of ease – the storms of life surprise us. When we know that it is to be expected and that Jesus is with us – we pray instead of panic. We seek direction instead of sinking into despair.
2. A storm is a great time to remind ourselves of what we believe.
When fear begins to take over, Jesus asks the men (v 25), “Where is your faith?”
I don’t think this is a rebuke. I think it’s a reminder. It’s instructive to us – when in a storm – to preach the gospel to ourselves. Where is our faith? If it’s in our health, our possessions, or people – storms of life can knock us off our feet. If our faith is in Jesus – well – we are unshakable.
3. A storm must calm at his command.
Jesus awoke. He rebuked the wind and the waves. And they had to calm at his command because our storm must obey our savior. We must not give the storm more power in our lives than it actually has. Yes, there is danger. And, sometimes, destruction. But – at the mention of His name – it must go away.
You are not alone in your storm, friend. You are seen. You are loved. And you’re not alone.