Jesus arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So, the men marveled, saying “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey him? Matthew 8:26-27
Jesus calmed the storm with a few simple words, “Peace be still” and the winds and sea obeyed Him. Have you ever seen the angry sea roaring of his strength as each wave broke into another? Have you ever felt the gusty wind beating against sky high buildings, shaking their very foundation? Imagine Jesus using three words and in less than a second, and all the chaos disappears. Amazing!
We all have storms, storms that are dark, gusty, angry, vicious….and we all need someone or something to just command our storms to disappear.
If Jesus has the power to calm the storms in nature, He is even more powerful to calm the storms within.
Do you have a burning issue that has been gnawing at your conscience? Do you wish you could run and escape into a safer more peaceful and organized place? Do you wish things were different? Do you miss the peaceful happy soul that you once possessed? Do you want to scream life into existence just to feel again? Is your storm toying with your emotions? Is your storm playing hide and seek with your strength? If you answered yes to any of the questions and you need relief from a storm of whatever kind, then you are in need of a Saviour who knows, hears and feels.
He who commands and controls the storms is just a prayer away — would you seek Him?
Father, we ask that you speak those three words to our storms, “Peace be still” just so that we can survive tonight.
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