Saturday, January 10, 2015

Storms of Life

Mark 4:35-41

Wind and Wave Obey the Master

35 On that day, when evening had come, He told them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the sea.” 36 So they left the crowd and took Him along since He was already in the boat. And other boats were with Him. 37 A fierce windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking over the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But He was in the stern, sleeping on the cushion. So they woke Him up and said to Him, “Teacher! Don’t You care that we’re going to die?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Silence! Be still!” The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 Then He said to them, “Why are you fearful? Do you still have no faith?”
41 And they were terrified and asked one another, “Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey Him!

As I was spending quiet time with Jesus this morning, HE reminded me these important facts about storms in our life...
1. They will come
2. They can be fierce, but He is present even when HE is quiet.
3. They test and show our faith.
4. They are not forever and will be calmed in God's perfect time.

We all experience storms as we journey along life here on earth.  Some long. Some short. Being a mom sure is hard. Countless lessons I have learned in these short 7 years of my life since having kids. Some storms I would gladly love to pass on experiencing, but God has purpose in each season, time, moment in my life...and yours too!

When the storm has swept by, 
the wicked are gone,
but the righteous stand firm forever. 
- Proverbs 10:25

What is a storm you are experiencing right now?

Have you told Jesus about it? 

Allow Him to calm the storm, quiet your fears, and remind you of Truth today.

Love this....

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