Matthew 8:26(NIV) – He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
God still speaks to us in a small, quiet voice – which we can understand if we are paying close attention – and, He still calms the storms whenever He wishes.
If you have prayed for the storms in your life to cease, yet they continue to rage on, perhaps God is actually speaking to you in His still, small voice; saying, Be still. Know that I am God. Peace, be still. Sometimes we are so busy fighting the storm, we forget that all we really need to do is reach for our Father’s hand instead.
Sometimes the storms of life are hurricanes – steady, fierce rains and winds pounding at you from all sides. Other times it may be a tornado, fast and devastating. Sometimes they are more like enormous waves that seem to knock you down when you are not expecting it. Sometimes waves of fear and worry over your soldier will seemingly come out of nowhere and catch you off guard.
No matter what kind of storm, you are not equipped to handle it on your own, but God can easily handle any storm!
Remember, too, that when you’ve fought the storm with all of your strength until you have none left, that God is patiently waiting by your side for you to turn your problems over to Him. He has plenty of strength that you can use! When you have none, He has plenty.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a break. Go for a walk, or simply sit down and be quiet, wait, and listen for God’s whisper, “You are my child and I AM still in control! Peace, My child; be still!” The stormy winds may continue to howl, but you will discover that God has once again given you the strength you need for this moment, and for this day. You, like the disciples of Jesus, may even find yourself overwhelmed at His capacity to bring about such wonderful serenity.
Matthew 8:27(NIV) – The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”