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Master of All Storms
by Barbie Jones
11/08/04
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Master of All Storms

St. Luke 8:24 -And they came to Him and awoke Him saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and then was calm.


You’re at your desk, and your boss calls you into the office to tell you that the company is downsizing and you’re being laid off.

Perhaps your husband or wife of fifteen years decides they don’t love you anymore and want a divorce.

You may have received a phone call from your doctor, “I’m sorry, but the biopsy revealed….”

You are resting comfortably in your bed, the phone ring and the police department tells you they have picked up your teenager, whom you thought was asleep.

In all of our lives, storms arise. That sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach causes you to buy stock in the Pepto Bismol Company.

The desire to panic and to possibly lose hope is due to coming face to face with the tempest that rocks your very soul.

It’s easy to respond as the disciples did, but when we have Jesus Christ as the Lord of our lives, there is no need to panic.

Just as Jesus was aboard that ship and able to command the storm to cease, he is just as capable by way of His precious Holy Spirit to calm the storms that we find ourselves facing.

Verse 25 – And He said unto them, “Where is your faith?” And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, “What manner of man is this? For He commandeth even the winds and the water and they obey him.”

Where is your faith? Those words seem kind of harsh, but Jesus was basically asking, “did you forget that I was on board?”

When we face difficult times in our lives, we can be sure that Jesus is right there with us. He promised to never leave us, nor forsake us.

Jesus, the Master of the storm wants you to call out to him for help, but don’t call out in doubt.

Call out to him in faith, knowing that He will come to your rescue and bring you through the storm.

He may not stop your company from downsizing, or change the results of that biopsy, but I guarantee that He will not allow you to go through such a trying time alone.

God will send peace to help you. Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. He won’t allow you to perish.

The peace Jesus brings may not change the situation around you, as he did with the Disciples storm. Instead, it may change you.

You may wake up one morning and realize that as you kneel to pray for that child of yours, you cry out for teenagers worldwide; as you pray for forgiveness for your wayward spouse, God gives you a burden to pray for troubled marriages.

Some storms that God allow in our lives are to strengthen us or test our faith.

How will you know that you’ve grown in grace or righteousness unless you are tested?

If you have been going through a storm, don’t pray and ask God to get you out of it, relax and ride through the storm in the arms of Jesus. He is the Master of the storm and He won’t let it destroy you.

God loves us and He knows what areas in us need to be tested and tried.

After the storm, the sun will shine, but what you do while you are in the storm determines how well you will enjoy the sunshine.

If you don’t have Jesus as Lord of your life, you can. If you admit to him that you are a sinner and ask him to come into your heart, he will.

Don’t just ask because you want him to change your situation, you must want him to change your life forever.

Barbie Jefferson
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