A Dose Of Hope

Finding Calm in the Eye of the Storm

Everyone finds themselves in the midst of a fierce storm from time to time.  And when the disciples found themselves in an unexpected, life-threatening storm, Jesus was there, but He was sleeping!

The disciples couldn’t understand it. It looked to them like He didn’t care. It looked to them like He couldn’t. And when they awoke Him, they said, with at least a tinge of anger, “Lord, don’t you care that we are perishing?”

The temptation when a storm hits, swirls, threatens, it is to think God doesn’t care. Jesus was sleeping not because He didn’t care! He was sleeping because He had everything under control!

Jesus commanded the storm: “Peace!! Be still!!” And the storm ended. They were rescued! They were delivered!

So, when a storm hits, remember:

God Cares! He is there in the boat with you. You are not alone in this storm.

God Can! He has the power over the elements! He has the power to deliver you from your storm—no matter how fierce it is!

God Calms! He brings peace into your life and being until the storm ends. And it WILL end. As Ken Ulmer says, “Every storm comes to an end!”

Jesus rebuked the wind and said, “Peace, be still!” And the winds ceased and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39)

May you be filled today with the peace of Christ, the peace that passes understanding.

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