The storm of financial problems, the storm of marriage or family problems, the storm of sadness and hopelessness … we have many storms, to which we are repeatedly exposed. But always remember who is sitting in your lifeboat with you.
“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” (Mark 4:39; KJV)
Even in the storm, stay close to Jesus. Do not forget who is in the boat with you. It is Jesus who holds the whole creation together (Colossians 1:17). He is bigger and more powerful than anything. You don’t have to be scared because everything will work out better than well (Ephesians 3:20). Trust Jesus.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Jesus in Matthew 7:24-25; NIV)
On your knees before God
At night in your bed, do you want to go from one anxious thought to the next? Get out of bed, kneel down beside the bed, open the Bible (which you lay onto the bed) and read Isaiah chapter 41, verse 10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (God in Isaiah 41:10; NIV)
`Help me, my God, I cannot do it anymore,’ you may say. And God helps. Talk to Him. Thank Him (in advance) that He will help you wonderfully, better than you can imagine (Ephesians 3:20). Ephesians 3:20? Yes, you have to look up this biblical passage yourself; I’m not quoting it here. Meaning: My very clever way to get you to read your Bible…