Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then He got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm. Matthew 8:26 (NLT)
Exhausted from a hectic day of teaching and healing, Jesus sought refuge in the boat. At His request, the disciples pushed off into the lake. The weary Master retreated for a nap. Be-fore long, boisterous waves lapped against the watercraft. Howling winds threatened to capsize the vessel. The disciples wrestled against the angry storm. Frantically, they shouted at Jesus, “We’re gonna drown! Don’t You even care?” Jesus awoke, rebuked the storm, and then all was calm.
What storms are you facing? Disaster? Disease? Divorce? Whatever your dilemma, remem-ber that storms will come to the follower of Christ, especially when obeying God. The differ-ence between facing storms with faith instead of fear lies in our ability to remember. Don’t forget Who Jesus is – the Son of God. Don’t forget where God is – with you through the heat of the storm. Don’t forget what He has done to pull you through in the past. And don’t for-get that He does all of this because He cares for you. Remember the who, what, where, and why and you will be better able to face storms with faith instead of fear.
Shared by Shawna Henry, Associate Family Pastor, Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church