Written by Julia Lopez, Youth leader, Licey al medio, Dominican Republic
One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake. So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
In our walk with Jesus many storms will come to our lives. These storms can have a great impact to us: they will either make us trust God more and bring us closer to Him, or make us doubt, have fear and turn away from Him. Ever thought that the storm is so big that you can't beat it?
In the time of the storm, you should seek to find what the purpose of God may be through this circumstance. Romans 8:28 says that everything works for good for those who love God. Know that a good thing God wants to accomplish in you through this situation. Remember that God hears and answers our prayers.You must have faith and believe that Jesus will calm the storm, and He will.
Dear Father on this day I ask that you bring peace to my life.Take control of the storms that overwhelm me.That I may see how your hand sustains me and gives me peace that I so desire. I know that with You there is nothing that can worry or depress me. You are the owner and master of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Ask yourself, are you going through a storm these days? What is it? Think about what is your reaction to the storm: do you question?, have fear?, run away?, trust in God?, complain? Read Romans 8:28. The powerful One is on the boat with you, He will not let you perish.