Jesus is Lord over the storm

None of us is promised immunity to the storms of life.   Just because God is on our side it does not necessarily mean that life is always blissful.   

In the fury of a storm, we are reminded that we are not in control of this place. We do not run the show. And we are vulnerable to any one of a great host of dangers. 

All may be going well and something hits us right in the face. It always happens just when you think you can kick back and enjoy life. It comes out of nowhere in the twinkling of an eye turning our lives upside down as it dashes all of our dreams and aspirations. These unexpected storms are usually furious.  

Even Jesus Himself — the One and Only perfect Man, the Creator of all things, Almighty God Himself manifested in the flesh — yes, even our Lord and Saviour faced the storms of life while He was here on earth.

In the book of  Mark 4: 35-38  we read about the disciples fishing at night. The disciples were used to being on the Sea of Galilee at night and it was Jesus' idea that they go. Everyone was tired from the preaching, the healing, and the crowds. Even out here on the water they followed Him in their boats. At least in the boats they could be alone for a while.

Then the storm came, not like any other storm they had faced before. The waves crashed into the sides of the boat, loaded with thirteen men, and it began to fill with water. The storm raged. It seemed as though the boat would capsize, yet the Saviour is still sleeping.

So often, God will let us get to that point where we turn and look up to Him in faith and trust!

At last, they couldn't wait anymore so the woke Jesus up. You can almost hear the anguish and despair in their voices as they cried out to their Master, "Teacher, don't you care that we are dying?"

Jesus wakes up still calm and says to the storm. “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

It is into this experience of vulnerability that God shows up as our Deliverer or Protector. 

Sometimes He delivers us out of the storm and other times He protects us through the storm. Either way God meets us in the storm.

Whether your storm is physical, emotional, or spiritual—Jesus is Lord over the storm.

In the storm we can discover a peace from His presence that is not dependent on outward circumstances but on the power of His company.

However dark conditions may seem in this world today, whatever the storms we are facing personally, in our homes and our families, this joy can be ours now.The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ say, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” - Hebrews 13:5 . 

He waits patiently in your rain, your thunder, and your lightening to lead you gently to safe harbour. 

“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you..."Matthew 21:5