July 26, 2017


thJesus was sleeping on a ship, as a storm arose, the disciple awakened him, as they cried out, “Master, carest thou not that we perish? Christ stood up, rebuked the [storm], and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are you fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” Mark 4:37-40 (KJV)

Let’s fast forward to the end of Christ ministry. On the Mount of Olivet, our Savior’s humanity recognized the difficulty of the storm ahead and what He and His disciples were about to encounter. But He stayed focused and prayed more earnestly, “until his sweat, was like drops of blood, falling to the ground,” as He prayed to His Father, “if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not my will, but thy will be done.”

When he arose from prayer and went back to His disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow He asked. “Why are you sleeping?” “Get up thand pray so that you will not fall into temptation!” My friends, He knew the extent of the storm ahead. But remember this is the same Jesus that faced the raging storm on the Sea of Galilee, totally composed, and undisturbed, who said to His disciples, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Matt 8:26 (NIV)

But here in the Garden, Humanity took its toil at just the thought of not being able to rebuked the winds and say to the storm “peace, be still” as the weight of the entire world was about to rest up on His shoulders. But His Faith, and Prayer’s kept Him focused, which is the sane reason we all can say with conviction, “No [storm regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you or I that is not common to human experience [nor is any storm unusual or beyond human resistance.]

But God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let [us go through any storm] beyond our ability [to resist], but along with the [storm] He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that we will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome [all situation and circumstances with joy].” 1 Cor 10:13 (AMP)

img_0246While defining A storm, as a “violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and rain. Let’s look at the eagle as the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm. And like the eagle when the storms of our life comes to us, we too can rise above it, by setting our faith and mind towards Calvary.

And, it is at that point, our faith and trust in God, enables us to ride out the storms of life in a world where Satan’s only goal is to take us to a place where we no longer hear God saying “peace be still.” My friends one day there will be great tribulation (pressure, distress, oppression), such has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, but only those who endure [the storm] and bears up [under suffering] to the end will be saved [so how strong is our faith]” Matt 24:21 (AMP)

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