“He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus” (Matthew 14:29 Amp).
Frantically rushing, worrying and hurrying describes my behavior. Impulsive. I don’t like to wait. I want instant gratification. Impetuousness, wrong every time, delivers its' own demise. Impatience escorts me to countless heartaches. Longing for true peace, I'm intrigued by Jesus’ composed stillness in the gospels.
Magnifying control and poise in every situation, Luke’s gospel expounds the Nazarene’s steadfast trust in His Father's care (Luke 8:25). Serving Omniscience of perfect unflustered order, Jesus understood natural and supernatural cycles, rotation of solar activities with decreed boundaries “To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven” (Eccl 3:1 Amp).
God placed in [perfect] order the whole world and nature obeys its’ Creator. Walking upon the exact roaring waves He spoke into existence, the Blessed One appeared to weary fishermen (Matthew 14:29) and nailed to the very tree He created (John 1:3).
Sailing atop waters with disciples on board, Jesus fell into deep sleep. Suddenly, windstorms churned waves threatening to overturn their vessel. Terrified, the seasoned fisherman confronted Jesus; waking Him, “Master, do you not care that we are perishing?” (Mark 4:38 Amp) The Nazarene knew each task assigned by God proved powerful teaching moments.
Rising, Messiah rebuked the wind and raging water. Hearing the Son of God, the tempestuous storm became deadly still. “But, He said to them [disciples], where is your faith?” Astonished in disbelief the disciples whispered to each other: “Who is this? He can talk to the wind and waves, and they obey Him!” (Luke 8:24-25 CEV).
Hell’s onslaught raged its’ ugly head in Gethsemane’s Garden. Obediently bowing to His Father’s will, Jesus gained victory “He never sinned, nor deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when He was insulted, nor threaten revenge when He suffered. He left His case in the hands of God” (1 Peter 1:22-23 NLT).
Jesus left His case in the hands of God---the Almighty storm-soother.
God is Sovereign, even in the face of life’s very worst trials. He will not allow us to be tested beyond our ability (1 Corinthians 10:13)~~~ Life Principles Bible Charles Stanley
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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