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One thing you can be sure of in life, is that occasional storms will come. It may be an unexpected diagnosis for you or another loved one. It may be the loss of a job. Whatever it is, traumas and storms will occur, whether we want them to or not.
While the storm in this passage is an environmental storm with deadly winds and crashing waves, we can all relate with what the disciples were feeling and experiencing. Something unexpected was occurring. Something tragic. And all the while…Jesus is sleeping?
The disciples, of course, were afraid of what might happen. Similarly, when storms come our way, our thoughts can easily spiral out of control. We become afraid of what might happen as a result of the storms surrounding us. We become frustrated with God, questioning whether He’s sleeping while we’re experiencing such chaos.
Jesus, of course, wasn’t afraid. And He has the same message for us today – no matter what may happen, no matter how great the storms may be, be not afraid.
READING & JOURNALING:
Think of a time when you experienced tremendous peace in the face of adversity. What led you to experience such a strong sense of peace?
Heavenly Father, I know there will be times when unexpected storms occur, but I also know I can trust and rest in You when they do. Help me to always remember that I can experience peace and contentment in You no matter what other circumstances may be unfolding around me. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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