Storms are not bad ,they are created to build character and integrity,they remove the unstable and bring stability.
Without storms we would become too complacent, too comfortable with our daily living .
Jesus was the cause of the storm after all, not the enemy….
God stirred up alot of things in my life because stormy weather causes change and changes can be rough.
He moved me from one job to another, one environment to an other , he got rid of people in my life that I should have removed a long time ago, he took me out of my comfort zone, but in the end it was all for my good.
Stormy weather can cause fear…
In Matthew 14:22-33 is the story of Peter walking on the water, to set the scene, a storm came up while the disciples were in a ship and they were afraid when they saw Jesus walking on the water toward them.
Jesus told them who he was.- Take courage ! It is I -(Matthew 14:27)
Peter ,one of the disciples walked on the water towards him at first but when his eyes averted from Jesus he looked around and saw the storm. He was afraid.
Maybe your experiencing a storm in your life and its natural to be afraid but Jesus has not left us alone, he sent his Holy Spirit to be with us and help us to trust him through the storms of life.
In this Ive learned to trust in Jesus, Im growing in my relationship with him ,trusting him a little more and more each day.
When the big storms arrive ,I will not be afraid because I know hes paving the way and he will be the peace in the storm for me.
Jesus Calms the Storm
23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.
25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 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.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
Jesus is the weather man, he predicts the forecast and he creates different climates for specific seasons in our lives.
He knows whats best for us and in the end everything that can be shaken…will be shaken for our good