The Storm before the Calm
“And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”’
Luke 8: 24 & 25
When our lives begin to spiral out of control our first instinct is to start questioning. Why is this happening to me? What did I do wrong? How can I fix this? These are all questions that may make sense to us in the moment, but where is our faith in the Lord? He is the One who sees and knows the bigger picture. When the disciples were on the boat and the storm was raging before them, filling their boat with water they started to panic. Not only did they forget that Jesus was with them, but they forgot their faith in Him.
We often times forget that God is in control of everything that happens in our lives. On the boat with His disciples, Jesus rebuked the wind and the water and immediately the storm ceased. What is the wind and water in our life that is making our faith falter? We need to remember that God is in control, He protects our hearts, and He knows our name. The Lord commands the storms in our life, we just need to put our faith in Him and know that He never leaves us, He’s right next to us and will always protect us.