Speaking to the Trouble
Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side of the lake." And they launched out. But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!"
In this passage of scripture, God doesn’t want us to simply admire how Jesus exerted power over the storm. Jesus was actually giving us an example of how to live our everyday lives above the storm. When Jesus spoke the words, “Let us go over to the other side,” it speaks to the daily tasks that each of us tackle. With God’s help, He wants you to positively look forward to and accomplish the things that He has placed in our hearts.
As the story unfolds, the wind comes up and begins to fill the boat with water. Despite the presence of Jesus on the boat, the disciples feared for their lives and panicked. Jesus got up and spoke to the wind and waves giving us the example of speaking His written Word over the wind and waves of our lives. When faced with difficult times, trust His Word and speak it over your life. When fear was evident, Jesus said, “Where is your faith?” Personally, take it to say, “What are you trusting in?” And “Why are you not opening your mouth to speak God’s Word?” Don’t speak words like the disciples of, “we are perishing.” Instead, open your mouth and declare the promises of God.
Ask yourself today:
Lord, with your help I can and will do what you want me to do.
I will move forward today with anticipation as we “go to the other side.”
I commit to strengthen weak areas of my life with Your Word.
Instead of speaking negatively, I will speak Your Word to my life.
When I do, the storms will subside and You will give me victory.
In Jesus’ Name.
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