Unlimited: Jesus Calms Your Storms
Feb 5, 2017 1122
What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey Him! (Matthew 8:27).
Jesus’ miracle stilling the storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 8) is also a parable of spiritual events.
Into every life, storms and havoc intrude, threatening to undo us. Usually we battle with the storms as though we were on our own, forgetting that there is One who can help us. But if we call upon Him, He will answer wonderfully.
Observe the power of the Word of Christ. By it He created heaven and earth, cast out demons, calmed the sea and raised the dead. His Word was always with power, and if we cling to it, trust it, obey it, that same power will work for us, stilling every storm.
Usually the inward storm of fear, doubt and bewilderment is worse than the outward blast. But here again the Word of Christ is the answer. “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7). – Des Ford
“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ”’ (Romans 10:17). – Des Ford
Eli’s Reflection: What storm needs to be calmed in your life? What are the things that make you fearful? Find a quiet place and ask God to say the Word and calm the storm in your life.