Sunday, August 30, 2015
Storms of Life
You know, JESUS KNEW what He was here on earth to do. He KNEW what he was going to have to endure in the end. He already KNEW how it would feel each time that cat of nine tails yanked flesh from His back, the shame He would feel as they spit on His face...yet, He CHOSE to continue to BLESS us with His presence, to offer us the gifts that He possessed, and to serve God by teaching us how to live abundantly. He, therefore, lived through the storm EVERY DAY of His life. And, all He asks is that we follow Him through it!
Somebody somewhere is going through a storm. Everyone goes through small storms in their lives every day. It's not what you are going through that should concern you. It's how you handle it that will make all the difference in the world.
NO ONE can handle a storm like Jesus can! Give it to Him.
Have faith. And, keep walking through the storm...Jesus is the SUN that shines on the other side!
HE has already made it through it.
35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?