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Friday, May 7, 2021

Think About It

Storms
By
Pastor B.J. Knefley

The other afternoon I went outside to take care of a couple of things after a rainstorm. I quickly became aware of the force of the wind. Hearing it I looked up to see the treetops being violently blown from side to side with such force that I was sure I was going to see trees uprooted and limbs breaking off. Although I hadn’t heard of any tornados in the area I wondered if I should go check the news and weather reports. I even wondered if we should move our cars as they were all under the trees.

Storms have a habit of getting our attention. The disciples were in a boat when a great storm came up and they were afraid that they were going to drown. Jesus however wasn’t bothered by the storm as He was sound asleep. Fearful, the disciples woke Jesus up. It doesn’t say it, but I think he chuckled at their lack of faith and the foolishness of it. Afterall, he was in the boat with them and if He wasn’t worried why should they? Calmly he rebuked the winds and the sea, and everything became calm again.

Perhaps the greatest problem in life is that we focus upon the storms rather than the one who can calm them. We see the storm and we’re intimidated by its power. It may even take our breath away. In fear we worry about our safety and start to project the outcomes that we envision will happen. The more we project, the greater we become paralyzed. All we can see is the storm and nothing else. In that lays the problem. Our eyes are upon what we fear, and it controls us.

Storms come in many ways and all different sizes. When we worry and project outcomes, we give more power to the storm. That power comes from us and the more we give away, the less we have. The answer in every storm is to fix your eyes upon the one who can calm the storm. That doesn’t mean that things will immediately subside, but if the captain of the boat is concerned, why should I.  I’d rather trust in the one who understands that storm than the one who’s intimidated by it. Think about 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

May the Lord calm all storms in people's lives today. Today is the day that He made rejoice and be glad.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the encouraging words, I appreciate your wisdom.

Anonymous said...

Keep your eyes on Jesus. He will walk you threw fire, water, and even death.

Anonymous said...

Wow that's pretty deep.

Anonymous said...

"...and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great." Revelation 16:19-21

Very soon, this prophecy will be fulfilled, mankind have mocked God, those who worship Lucifer are in almost every church.

Darby the atheist said...

If he can calm a storm, then why doesn't he calm down the evil and killing in the world....temper the disease....ease the suffering?

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

He will. Those who worship Satan are outside of the church! Those who warm a pew are just that. When your in the Lords house you will worship him. You will want to do everything you can for God because he loved us first.