God’s Guidance – Even In the Storms of Our Lives
Life’s Storms .. ever experience one? Sure you have .. and they can make our life feel uncertain, we become panicky, scared .. off our course and unsure of our direction – RIGHT?
How about those disciples? .. most were seasoned and experienced fishermen – they were well aware of storms on the Sea of Galilee weren’t they? As they headed for Gennesaret the battering gale ( a storm of life ) came upon them and they couldn’t gauge their direction or distance from shore… The storm obscured the guiding lights of the sky and at the same time assaulted their senses. Have you ever felt that way?
Let’s think about what the disciples learned that will be able to help us today as we experience a storm in our life.
Jesus’ Sovereignty .. The Lord demonstrated that He was fully in charge of both nature and His followers’ lives. There isn’t a single moment when He has less than absolute control of our storms. That night on the Sea of Galilee, the winds blew just so hard and no harder; the waves rose just so high and no higher.
Jesus knows exactly where we are, where we’re headed .. and how fierce our storm is. Remember, the One who died in our place because of love is the One who holds the future .. and He also holds us.
Jesus’ Protective Power. Christ’s ability to protect was evident in this tempest. He watched over the disciples in the boat, and He took care of Peter on the water. But don’t miss an essential lesson: Peter was allowed to sink just enough to recognize his own helplessness so that he would turn to the Lord for rescue. It protects us to remember that each of us is absolutely helpless without Jesus and must turn quickly to Him.
Jesus’ sovereignty and protective presence caused the disciples to worship Him as the Son of God. Are your lips bursting with praise today?