Completely Calm

Matthew 8:26: “You of little faith, why are you so afraid? Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.”

As I’ve observed others’ lives and reviewed my own, it seems we are either in a storm, coming out of a storm or about to go into one.

Like the apostles in the boat with Jesus in verse 25, we can respond in fear and say, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” That is a natural response. No one would fault us for that.

However, Jesus Christ has power over the winds and the waves in our lives. He is bigger than any crisis we face. Nothing is impossible for him.

Perhaps that storm comes to test our faith and to refine us as silver. Maybe it’s simply part of life, but our response to it makes the difference.

Jesus doesn’t want us to be afraid. He wants us to lean on him and trust him to bring complete calm to our storm.

Dear God, thank you that Jesus can rebuke the winds and the waves in our lives. Amen.

Application: When will you turn in faith to Jesus to calm the storm in your life?

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Copyright 2011, Yvonne Ortega, , LPC, LSATP, CCDVC
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Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.
She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.
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