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Home arrow Articles arrow A Shelter in the time of Storm
A Shelter in the time of Storm
ImageThe winds hurled themselves across the boat, lightning split the skies, thunder added it’s resounding roar and the rain came in sheets of cascading rain.  Fear gripped them.  With wild eyes they looked at the storm, fishermen though they were—this one scared them.  Yet, lying in the stern, oblivious to the unrelenting fury of the weather, lay the Master—asleep!  They wake Him, point to the storm and shout the words: “Don’t you care that we are perishing?”  He rouses Himself, speaks with quiet authority to the menacing waves: “Peace, be still!”  And they do. The wind eases, the sea calms, thunder bites back its roar and lightning is replaced by a myriad stars.  :)

God showed me a couple of days ago that there are two ways of looking at the storm: the way the disciples did, with fear and a lack of faith, and the way Jesus did—by sleeping!  I realized that often when surrounded by trying circumstances and overwhelming situations, ones I can do nothing about, my gut response is often to cry out and tell Him to change it, and sometimes He does, but the other response, the road less traveled, but one that reinforces faith, is to rest quietly through it, emulating Jesus, and knowing that it will soon pass.  When I cannot (cannot) do anything about a situation, the better response is FAITH, not worry.  A lesson in the learning… :)
 
And here’s reassuring words from Scripture:

“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.

When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.

When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end—

Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior. (Isaiah 43:2-3 MSG)

Agapé,
Pastor
 
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