Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Speak to My Storm!

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After Jesus left in a boat with his disciples, a terrible storm suddenly struck the lake, and waves started splashing into their boat.

Jesus was sound asleep, so the disciples went over to him and woke him up. They said, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

But Jesus replied, “Why are you so afraid? You surely don’t have much faith.” Then he got up and ordered the wind and the waves to calm down. And everything was calm.

The men in the boat were amazed and said, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him.”

Matthew 8:23-27

The disciples woke Jesus when the storm started raging.  They wanted Him to save them, but they did not know that He could command the storm to be still!  I’m not sure what they expected Jesus to do. 
But they must have assumed that if Jesus was still asleep when the boat went down He wouldn’t have much of a chance and might drown with them. 

When Jesus spoke to the storm and it became quiet they were amazed.  Even though they called on Jesus to save them from the storm, they did not expect Him to simply speak to the storm and shut it down! 

The storms in your life are like the storm on the lake that night.  They are terrifying and many of them are life-threatening storms.  When you cry out to Jesus at the pinnacle of the trouble in your life what do you expect Him to do? 

So often my expectations of what Jesus will do are wrong.  What you can expect Jesus to do and what you want Jesus to do is to speak to your storm!  When Jesus proclaims calm to your storm it will be calm.  When Jesus declares peace in your war, there will be peace.  When Jesus says you are healed, then you will no longer be sick. 

“Lord Jesus, I have many troubles and storms in my life, and all I want You to do is to speak to my storms.  May Your Word declare peace to my war!  And may You, Lord Jesus be praised forever!  Amen.”

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