Quite Storms (Inspired by Chris Durso)

And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? (‭Mark‬ ‭4‬:‭35-41‬ KJV)

Storms are scary, right? I mean nothing is more scarier than when the wind is blowing, hail is falling from the sky, thunder is cracking, and the lightning is striking. I mean I used to remember just pacing back and forth, worried about these storms. They are serious business that you just don’t mess with. It’s like there’s no peace, and all we want to do is worry about what disastrous thing is going to happen next. It’s just madness. This can actually relate to storms that happens in our lives too. We seem to pay attention to the storm, how loud the thunder is, or how much hail is falling from the sky, that we tend to forget who God is. See even at the last part of the scripture where Jesus calm the storm (Mark 4:41), the disciples didn’t even know who Jesus even was. If you noticed, they didn’t even refer to Him as God at the time. He was known as a master or a teacher, not a God. And when they saw this thing Jesus done they were amazed and was like, “This guy is more than we think He is.” This proves that even though we can be around Jesus, we might not even realize who He is. We can sing how great and holy is His name, but still question Him through our actions in these storms. That’s why He uses these storms, to remind you exactly who He is. He’s telling you, “Peace my child. I’ve got everything under control. Why are you so fearful? Where’s your faith at?” And He’s just turning to the storm and saying, “be still.” The thing is to praise God through your storms instead of complaining about how big the storm is. Let your storm know how big God is through your praise, through your prayer. God has not failed you yet, and He’s not planning on failing you anytime soon. I know that the storms of this life can be tiring and it feels like it’s never going to end. Even the disciples in the scripture didn’t think they were gonna make it, they thought they were goners. Jesus had other plans though. These storms only lasts a season. They shall pass, God is not failing you. No matter what that voice is screaming in your head, it’s all going to be okay. You are bigger than your storms. You are who God says you are. You are a Child of God, and disciple of Jesus Christ. You are an overcomer. You will make it to the other side, just trust Him. God knows exactly what He’s doing, just let Him do His work.

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