Psalm 107:25-29 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Luke 8:24,25 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for hecommandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
Please note that The Lord is The Commander in Chief over the winds and the waves. He commands the stormy winds that lift up the waves. Then, we see that when the people cry out to Him in trouble, He makes the storm calm. Every life faces its share of storms and troubles. They come in many shapes and sizes. Some are personal and relational. Others are impersonal and circumstantial. Some storms in life are correctional. Others are designed to build our faith in The Lord. When the disciples were in the storm on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus was asleep in the boat. Afraid and trembling, they call out to The Master, we perish.
You may be in a storm this morning, and it seems like Jesus is fast asleep. The winds and waves of adversity are surrounding you. Your emotions are off the charts. Your mind is cluttered with thoughts of darkness and gloom. Yes, the storm may indeed be real. The pain is real. The sorrow is real. But there is One Who is The Commander in Chief. He rules over all storms and adversities. It takes more faith to trust Jesus IN the storm, than out of one. Trust Him today, dear ones, trust Him. Jesus IS your calm in the storm. And yes, He may command that storm to end today. An acronym for the word faith is For All I Trust Him. Trust The Lord today. Look to Him, not the storm.