The Storms of Life

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him

to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd” (Matt. 14:22)

We can be smack in the center of God’s will and still go through terrible storms.

Christ loved the disciples with all His heart, yet He “made” them get into the boat

when He knew a storm was coming.  They were exactly where they were

supposed to be and still experienced frightening turbulence.

Can you relate to the disciples? Have you experienced a time when you knew you

were where God wanted you to be, but the storms were overwhelming?

Not all the storms in life result from either sin or warfare. Some occur like

clockwork to purposely rock our boats. However, if Christ has appointed our place

in the storm, you can be sure He purposes a show. But, we must be looking past

our own boat to see Him.

Christ calls us to walk by faith through our storms. It seems like a big requirement

until we realize Christ does far more than that – He walks on the water during our

storms. God has placed all things under Christ’s feet – including the waves that

break relentlessly against us. He is in charge. He is right there.

Please don’t miss an important element in this story: Christ walked on the water

before He calmed the storm. If He had simply calmed the storm, the disciples

would have missed His majesty. And what a shame. His majesty was the whole


We want Christ to hurry and calm the storm. He wants us to find Him in the midst

of it first.


  1. Reply
    onome says

    We worship your majesty Lord

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