When The Storm Runs Out of Breath

Late that day he (Jesus) said to them, “Let’s go across to the other side.” They took him in the boat as he was. Other boats came along. A huge storm came up. Waves poured into the boat, threatening to sink it. And Jesus was in the stern, head on a pillow, sleeping! They roused him, saying, “Teacher, is it nothing to you that we’re going down?”

Awake now, he told the wind to pipe down and said to the sea, “Quiet! Settle down!” The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass. Jesus reprimanded the disciples: “Why are you such cowards? Don’t you have any faith at all?”

They were in absolute awe, staggered. “Who is this, anyway?” they asked. “Wind and sea at his beck and call!” Mark 4:35-41 Message

Is there anyone out there that just wonders, ‘what the heck’s going on?’ You’re enjoying time with the Lord, everything is going well at home. Finances are great, your job is going well. Shoot, you even have money in the bank. For the first time in years, you actually feel like you’ve got yourself together and then the storm hits.

Out of nowhere, it says a huge storm came up and waves poured into the boat. Now THAT would be scary for anyone! But they called on Jesus. Perhaps out of fear, but they still called on Jesus. Maybe their faith wasn’t up right then, but they still called out to Jesus.

Do you get the picture here? It doesn’t matter what you’re facing today, call out to Jesus. We tend to go to Him last when we should come to Him first, but nevertheless, call out to Him now.

Jesus, I’m sorry I took my eyes off You and I’m sinking right now, but I know that if You take my hand, we can walk on the water together. Jesus, You told me not to let my heart be troubled or afraid, but I confess to You, I’m afraid! Yet You said to come to You when I’m weary and heavy laden and You’d give me rest.

Jesus, the storm looks so bad! The water is filling the boat and I feel I’m sinking, nevertheless, I will speak to my storm, PEACE, BE STILL! And I know the wind will cease because You said that it would obey me if I don’t doubt.

Jesus, thank You for the Holy Spirit You gave to me so that I would have the power needed to do what I need to do for You. Thank You for shifting my focus from what I see in the natural to what I see in YOUR natural. I am more than a conqueror. Your hand is on me for purpose-YOURS, and I can do all things because You give me strength. It’s in Your name I pray this, Amen.

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