Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength – Isaiah 26:3-4
Storms will come into our lives whether we’re a believer or non-believer. Storms are allowed by God; as He allows them, He will guide them.
The disciples had just witnessed a miracle Jesus had performed by feeding five thousand. After everyone had eaten, He instructed His disciples to pick up what was left and to enter the ship to go to the other side.
Jesus went into the mountain to pray until evening. The ship the disciples had entered was in the midst of the sea. Jesus went to them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw Him, they were afraid, thinking it was a ghost.
Jesus comforted them by saying, “Be of good cheer, it is I; be not afraid.” Peter asked Jesus if it was Him to allow him to come to Him by walking on the water. As Peter began to walk toward Jesus, the wind became boisterous, and the sea waves tossed; he became afraid and began to sink.
Jesus stretched forth His hand and caught him. Jesus could have immediately stopped the storm before the disciples saw Him. Jesus wanted Peter to know that He was there in the midst of the storm. As soon as Jesus and Peter stepped into the boat, the wind and waves ceased.
Storms come with sprinkles, others with downpours, while others can be detrimental. Whatever storm you’re in at this time, Jesus is there to assist you in walking through your storm. Storms can’t come into our lives unless the Father gives permission.
Every storm of life is allowed, but it’s guided by the Father to bring you to the place He desires you to be. Christians aren’t to be baby Christians for the rest of their lives. Storms make us seek God with our whole hearts, and when we seek Him with our whole hearts, we will find Him.
The storm didn’t come into your life to destroy you but to push you to another level in the Spirit. We grow in the midst of storms and valleys. Reflect on how God delivered you once before. He will do it again.
God has you in the palm of His Hand; rest in Him, and don’t allow the Adversary to tell you that you can’t get through this storm. You have the captain of this ship living within you, and when He speaks, the storms of life will cease.
Each storm brings a deeper dimension of spiritual growth. Your storm will enable you to assist someone else when they go through the storm you’re going through. One can’t be a testimony unless they go though what the person is going through.
Put on the garment of praise, grab hold of the Word of God and trust in the promises He has given. His Word will not return to Him void. God will never allow the storms to destroy you, He loves you, and He’s allowing the storms to create you more in the image of Him.