Thursday, 5 February 2015

The storm will pass

We were driving through a thunderstorm this afternoon and the boys were asking a whole of questions about the rain, thunder, lighting and so on. Perhaps in there minds they were worried that it may last for a long time. So I turned to them and said, "The storm will pass guys!" And within an hour the storm had subsided and peace returned to the atmosphere.

The storms that we are facing will also pass, friends. It may seem as if you are in the middle of the worst storm ever, but remember that it won't last forever. It will pass. I recognise that sometimes natural storms cause damage to property, trees and even people - I guess, spiritual/emotional storms also cause much damage. However, we should be reminded that Christ is the ultimate healer and so if we find that a storm as caused us some harm, lets turn to Jesus to offer us hope and healing.

"Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” ... - Matthew 8:23

It often intrigues me that Jesus was sleeping in the midst of the storm. The disciples were panicking and yet Jesus slept through it all. Why was this? Was he testing them? Was he really asleep? Is it perhaps that he just knew that the Storm would pass and that his Father was in charge?

What do you think?

Prayer for today: Lord, it is hard to hold onto you in the midst of the storms of life. Sometimes we are afraid that you are really sleeping and that you can't hear our cries. Please give us your strength as we face the wrath of each storm. Teach us to trust that you will deliver us from our time of need and that in the every storm will pass.

Living in Grace

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