The Storm of Life

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Matthew 14:22-33
14:22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Jesus commanded his disciples to get into the boat and preceding Him to cross. But when they gets in the middle of the sea was suddenly a storm comes and make disciples of fear and even hopelessness. They thought that they would die at sea because the waves and storms. But help soon arrived. Jesus suddenly met them by walking on water. Waves and storm calm and His disciples glorify His name. Jesus indeed is God the creator of heaven and earth.

If we look, then we will see that sometimes Jesus as if ordered something that is uncertain. Those orders may lead to an atmosphere filled with waves and storms of life. Notice that the disciples of Jesus almost died because of the storm amid the sea. We all believe that Jesus would know what happened next. Jesus knows our future, Jesus knew the state of nature or the weather ahead of us. But why He was still willing commanded his disciples to cross the ocean?

One answer that we can contemplate is that Jesus wants us to know His power and miracles. Jesus wants us to be dependent entirely to Him. Jesus wants us to truly know Him and become like Him. Now we can see that the storm was a hurricane can be mitigated by Jesus. It turns out Jesus' help is never too late! Through this problem turned out to Peter could walk on water like Jesus. Although because of doubts Peter's back to sink and get the help of Jesus.

Today maybe Jesus told us to leave our jobs which are not pleasing to Him. Perhaps our job is to deceive people or dealing with something that smelled of sin such as pornography. Maybe Jesus commanded us to be His disciple or may the Lord Jesus commanded us to go preach the gospel of His Kingdom to our friends.

Maybe because we run a command from God, the storms of life we experience a huge problem. But never fear, if we are faithful and continue to hold on to the command of the Lord Jesus, so help is never too late. He will walked in the storm of our lives to calm the storm. And it's not an impossible that Jesus will make us able to walk on our own storms of life. God Bless You


On May 5, 2010 at 8:41 PM , JT said...

Everyone has some storms of life and trusting in God will ease the pain. May God bless you.

On May 6, 2010 at 1:40 PM , A Gracious Home said...

Great post. I can stand the storms of life because I know the Lord is with me. Doylene

On May 24, 2010 at 7:51 AM , Melanie Redd said...

Thanks for the reminder to follow Jesus and His commands no matter how hard, crazy, or challenging they may be!

What a good word for today...


On June 5, 2010 at 8:15 AM , A Gracious Home said...

Storms of life are what makes us strong. Doylene