Facing Storms of Life

December 17, 2008

“Take courage. There are many storms in this life. But take heart, I have overcome the storms and the world.” – Matthew 14:22-23

When facing a crisis, your first urge may be to scream, “What did I do to deserve this punishment?” Although some storms are caused by our own sin, many occur even when we’re not doing anything wrong. In fact, we are often right in the middle of God’s will and doing exactly what He asked us to do! That was the case for the disciples when Jesus told them to get in a boat and row across the Sea of Galilee. Even though they were obeying Jesus, they still found themselves in a storm that was so violent they didn’t know if they would even survive. But here is the important message from that event – they did survive. With the help of Jesus, they did survive.

Accept the fact that your life will not be a perfectly smooth ride. The road will sometimes have bumps and potholes and sharp turns. All roads do. Look upon these tragedies and difficulties as a part of life. Turn to Jesus for guidance and He will be beside you as you ride out your storms.